Full Name: Tahlia Ferrari
Phone: (03) 9225 6444
Mobile: 0424221279
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 1124
Date of Admission: 13 Nov 2012
Called to the Bar: 24 Oct 2019
Qualifications: B.Bus, M.Com & JD
Previous Occupation: Lawyer, Galbally & O'Bryan; Judge's Associate, County Court of Victoria


Tahlia accepts briefs to appear and advise in all areas of family law, intervention orders, disciplinary proceedings and mediations.

Tahlia appears regularly in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia in relation to parenting and property proceedings. Tahlia appears in interim defended hearings and final defended hearings on behalf of individual parties and on behalf of the Independent Children's Lawyer. Tahlia also appears regularly in regional circuit sittings of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.

Tahlia accepts briefs to draft and settle Court documents and provide written advice in respect of parenting and property proceedings. Tahlia has a particular interest in change of name applications, having appeared in both the former Federal Circuit Court of Australia, former Family Court of Australia and County Court of Victoria in respect of such applications.  

Tahlia has extensive experience as an Advocate, having appeared in the Magistrates Court, County Court, Supreme Court and Coroners Court in matters relating to Family Violence and Criminal proceedings.

Before coming to the Bar, Tahlia was an Associate to His Honour Judge Michael Tinney at the County Court of Victoria. There she gained practical experience in the criminal jurisdiction, including complex trials, pleas and appeals.  Tahlia has also worked at Galbally and O’Bryan where she gained experience as instructing solicitor to Senior Counsel and Junior Counsel in a complex and long running terrorism trial before the Supreme Court.

Tahlia is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and the Family Law Bar Association.

Tahlia lectures in Family Law at the Australian Catholic University, having been appointed as national lecturer in charge across the NSW and Victorian campuses. She has previously lectured in Criminal Procedure and was a volunteer at the Fitzroy Legal Service.

Tahlia read with Mr Christopher Carr SC. Her senior mentors are Mr Richard Maidment QC and Mr Tim North SC.

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • Mediation

Commercial Law

  • Banking & Finance
  • Building Law & Construction Law

Criminal Law

  • Intervention Orders

Equity & Trusts

  • Guardianship & Administration

Family Law

  • Care & Protection
  • Child Disputes
  • Children's Court
  • Family Provision
  • Guardianship & Administration
  • Parenting Orders
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Property Disputes

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Discrimination
  • Employment Contracts
  • Industrial Disputes
  • Industrial Tribunals
  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)
  • Unfair Dismissal

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Domestic Building Tribunal
  • Fair Work Commission
  • Royal Commissions
  • Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal (VOCAT)
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT)

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Disciplinary Proceedings

Also Entitled to Practice in

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

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