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Richard Tonkin

Accredited Specialist in Family Law

Telephone: (03) 9435 9044

Richard Tonkin is a Consultant Lawyer and one of Victoria’s most experienced and respected Family Lawyers.

Accredited Specialist in Family Law, Law Institute of Victoria
Law Institute of Victoria Award for outstanding contribution to the legal profession, 2012
Australia Day Award for legal and community service, 2011
Bachelor of Laws, University of Melbourne, 1973

Richard has more than 40 years' experience as a Family Lawyer.  

Over this time, he has guided hundreds of people through the stressful process of separation and divorce and dealing with domestic violence.

Richard firmly believes that negotiation is the best way to resolve disputes, going to Court only after every other approach has been exhausted.

He works tirelessly to get a fair settlement and the best possible outcome for everyone involved. Our clients value his extensive experience in the field,

Richard was one of the first lawyers in Victoria to become an Accredited Specialist in Family Law. The Law Institute of Victoria accreditation recognises expertise in the area of Family Law.


Law Institute of Victoria
Law Australasia


Richard has lived in the area for over 40 years with his wife and children and is active in the community. 

He founded the Greensborough Legal Referral Service at the then Citizens Advice Bureau (now the Diamond Valley Support) in Greensborough. 

When he is not helping clients, Richard divides his spare time between two ageing black Labradors, an interest in space research, his wife, children and three grandchildren and a couple of classic cars (not in that order of course!).

Services offered by Richard Tonkin

A Helpful Guide to Successfully Navigating Separation and Divorce

Are you in the process of separating or divorcing? Our free guide to navigating separation and divorce is here to answer your questions!

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