John Toohey Chambers


John Toohey Chambers

Contact Information

Level 3, Citibank House
37 St Georges Terrace
Perth, WA 6000
(08) 6315 3310
0412 374 965
(08) 6315 3311

Professional Information


From 1997 to 2007 Teresa was employed at Paterson & Dowding. In 1999 Teresa undertook five year Articles with the firm - gaining admission to legal practice in 2003.

Teresa became an Associate of Paterson & Dowding in 2004.

In June 2007 Teresa commenced practice as barrister at John Toohey Chambers principally in the areas of Family Law and De Facto matters and related Appeal work. Teresa also chairs mediation-style conferences in family law.

Teresa was the President of the Family Law Practitioners' Association of WA (Inc) for three years between 2012 and 2015 and is a former member of the Western Australian Amateur Football League Tribunal.

In 2016 Teresa was awarded the Women Lawyer of the Year Award for Western Australia.

Teresa was appointed Senior Counsel in October 2023.

Membership of Professional Organisations

  • Western Australian Bar Association
  • Family Law Practitioners' Association of WA
  • Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia
  • Women Lawyers' Association of WA

Areas of Practice

Admitted to Practice

  • 19th December 2003

Elected to WA Bar Association

18th June 2007