Tijana Petkovic was appointed a Director of Blanchfield Nicholls Partners on 1 July 2016.
Tijana has worked in family law for 10 years. As well as working in private practice, Tijana was a Legal Associate at the Family Court of Australia assisting judges during trials and appeals, undertaking research, editing judgements in family law matters, all of which gave her a detailed understanding of the Court's workings behind the scenes and how to prepare matters for clients in the most effective way.
Tijana has experience in a variety of parenting and property maters, including matters with significant asset pools, complex business structures, spouse maintenance claims, child abuse and child sexual abuse matters, overseas relocation and matters pursuant to The Hague Child Abduction Convention. Tijana has a special interest in matters with international elements including matters where jurisdiction is in dispute, assets held across other jurisdictions and where a parent wants to relocate with the child overseas. Many of Tijana's clients are based overseas. Tijana also works closely with family lawyers who are based in other jurisdictions, to assist their mutual clients.
Whilst Tijana regularly appears in the Family Court, Federal Circuit Court and the Supreme Court and is a strong and confident litigator, she also appears in mediations and is trained in Collaborative Law. Tijana offers clilents practical and cost effective solutions to their family law problems, and understands that litigation should be used as a last resort.
Tijana is a member of the Family Law Section of The Law Council of Australia, the Women Lawyers Assocation of NSW and is on the committee of Women's Nexus - a business and professional women's networking organisation.