Elizabeth Thomson came to Ward Keller in July 2017 from the North Australian Aboriginal Family Legal Service, where she stared as an intern in January 2015 before promotions to paralegal and then solicitor. Elizabeth is part of busy the family law and criminal team.
‘I was working as an outreach lawyer following the bush court circuit, mainly working on domestic violence and child protection matters in Aboriginal communities’, said Elizabeth, who was previously an intern at a criminal law firm in her home town of Adelaide, focussing on the Aboriginal legal rights movement.
Excelling at assisting vulnerable clients, particularly those impacted by family and domestic violence, Elizabeth has experience with complex parenting matters, property and child support matters. She is also able to assist clients in applying for and defending Domestic Violence Orders, and facing various criminal offences.
Elizabeth loves living in Darwin and the solid friendship group she’s made. ‘The friends you make here become your family’, she said. ‘I’m very happy here and want to stay long term. Especially with the weather where you can do something all year round, unlike Adelaide!’
Running and being social is on Elizabeth’s agenda after hours—she loves the Mindil Beach Markets and catching up with friends on the weekend.
Areas of Law
- Family law
- Child protection
- Domestic and family violence matters and Criminal law
Qualifications & Memberships
- Bachelor of Laws, University of South Australia
- Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Australian National University
- Admitted as a legal practitioner in the Northern Territory (2015)
- Admitted to the High Court of Australia Register of Practitioners (2016)
- Secretary, Northern Territory Young Lawyers