Full Name: Therese Borger
Phone: 03 9225 6444
Mobile: 0420 985 565
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 0725
Date of Admission: 18 Feb 2014
Called to the Bar: 24 Oct 2019
Qualifications: BA, LLB, GDLP, LLM


Therese accepts briefs to appear (as counsel or in her capacity as a Nationally Accredited Mediator) in, and advise on, matters involving all aspects of family law and related jurisdictions.  

Recognised in 2018 and 2019 by Doyles Guide to the Australian Legal Profession as a Rising Star in family law, and previously named by Lawyers Weekly as one of the top 30 lawyers practicing under the age of 30 across Australia in all areas, Therese comes to the Bar with a dedicated focus on her chosen field. 

Starting from a foundation of general practice including civil, criminal and administrative law, she commenced exclusively working in family law at the start of 2016 with Kennedy Partners Lawyers - a first tier Melbourne based firm with a domestic and international client base.  Since that time, Therese has advised on and litigated extensively in all aspects of the jurisdiction including:

  • Complex property settlements for married and de-facto couples;
  • Financial agreements entered prior to or during a relationship;
  • Financial agreements entered following separation; and 
  • Complex parenting matters including residency, relocation, and discrete parental responsibility issues.


Therese is a contributor to ongoing legal education and regularly presents for industry CPD providers.  She is a member of the Family Law Bar Association, Women Barristers Bar Association,  and a committee member of the Family Law Institute LGBTI Australian Chapter.  She holds a Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts (International Relations), a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and a Masters of Applied Law (Family Law). 

Therese read with Dan Sweeney and her senior mentor is Minal Vohra SC. 

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Mediation

Criminal Law

  • Intervention Orders

Equity & Trusts

Family Law

  • Child Disputes
  • Family Provision
  • Guardianship & Administration
  • Parenting Orders
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Property Disputes

Also Entitled to Practice in

  • All Australian States and Jurisdictions
  • High Court of Australia
From 25 Oct 2019, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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