"To assist a client through a family law matter, is a great honour and privilege. I am personally committed to providing my clients with the support and expertise they require to move forward with the next chapter of their lives with confidence and certainty"

Bonnie Phillips

Principal Lawyer | Head of Family & Relationship Law
Accredited Specialist (Family Law)
Bonnie is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law with the Law Institute of Victoria and has been recognised as a Preeminent Family & Divorce Lawyer in Regional Victoria in the 2024 Doyle’s Guide. As the Head of the Family & Relationship Law Department, Bonnie acts for clients in both the Geelong and Melbourne offices in all aspects of family law, ranging from divorce and intricate parenting disputes, through to complex and multifaceted financial matters.

Prior to joining Coulter Legal in 2019, she practiced in Melbourne and continues to assist clients locally, interstate and abroad, particularly in relation to matters involving child abduction, relocation, and international property disputes.

Bonnie has extensive experience in achieving resolutions for her clients without the need for court proceedings if possible, by way of negotiation, alternative dispute resolution and mediation, as well as preparing Binding Financial Agreements, Spousal Maintenance Agreements and Child Support Agreements.

She is known for providing exceptional and accessible client service, tailored to each of her clients individual needs, whilst being attune to the emotional support and guidance often required in family law matters.

Bonnie is empathetic yet strategic in her approach and creates a holistic support network for her clients by way of engaging accountants, tax advisers, psychologists and family report writers as required.

Bonnie is passionate and determined to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients.