Full Name: Emma Heggie
Phone:+61 3 9225 7777
Fax:+61 3 9225 8480
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 0701
Date of Admission: 23 Apr 2013
Called to the Bar: 26 Oct 2016
Qualifications: LLB, BA
Previous Occupation: Solicitor, Associate


Emma is an advocate with experience in family law, commercial law, and administrative law.

Prior to coming to the bar, Emma practised as a family lawyer at two specialist family law firms in Victoria. Emma has appeared in the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court in relation to complex property and parenting matters and is available to accept briefs in all areas of the family law/de facto jurisdictions and intervention order matters.

Emma has also worked in a commercial role at a major multinational provider of facilities management, construction, logistics, and infrastructure services to government and private sector clients with an annual turnover of over $3bn per annum. Emma gained valuable experience in relation to contract review for major government tenders, contractual disputes, security of payment disputes, and research into case law, legislation, and policy in multiple jurisdictions (Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Nauru).

Emma was Associate to a number of members at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and has experience in relation to merits review in taxation, veterans’ matters, Comcare, social security, freedom of information, and migration matters.

Emma recognises the importance of pro bono and voluntary work. She is a board member of the Prison Legal Education and Assistance (PLEA) Project and a volunteer family lawyer at the Womens’ Legal Service Victoria.

Emma is currently reading with Belle Lane. Her senior mentor is Martin Bartfeld QC.

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Areas of Practice




Family Law and Guardianship

From 27 Oct 2016, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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