Portrait of Petra Teacher

Petra Teacher

Year of Call 2006

Professional Practice

Petra practises in all areas of Family Law, with a particular focus on matrimonial finance (including nuptial agreements) and private law Children Act matters (including claims under Schedule 1).

  • Recommendations

    “an exemplary barrister with excellent all-round skills. Her written work and advocacy are first class.” “She throws herself into the detail and lives and breathes her cases, inspiring the confidence of clients and solicitors alike. Petra is a brilliant tactician with an impeccable knowledge of the law.”
    Chambers and Partners 2023/24
    “Petra is supremely capable. Her judgement is always excellent. Her presentation at court is intelligent, perceptive, immaculate and elegant. She always has the ear of the court. She has fantastic client care skills. She works constructively with her instructing solicitors and is supportive and helpful.”
    Legal 500 2023/24
    "A hard worker who is skilful, knowledgeable, always prepared and persuasive in front of judges." "She's hot on the detail, commercial, straightforward in her advice and good at tailoring her approach to the client." "Calm and reassuring with clients, she moves cases forward pragmatically and sensibly."
    Chambers and Partners 2022
    "A robust and astute advocate who fights hard for her clients."
    Legal 500 2022
    “Brings both an energy and a calm-headed focus to every case. She's great to work with, and forms a natural team with solicitor and client.”
    Legal 500 2021
    “A tenacious advocate”
    Legal 500 2019
    "She's hugely intelligent, and has incredible gravitas and great judgement." "She has a first-rate brain and her presentation is immaculate."
    Chambers and Partners 2019
    ''She has incredibly impressive judgement, she is objective, she's got great poise and she's a superb advocate. Intensely meticulous in her preparation and economic in the way she uses language, she focuses on the issues in a case and is delightful to work with.''
    Chambers and Partners 2018
  • Notable Cases

    • HD v WB
      [2023] EWFC 2
    • Gallagher v Gallagher (No.2) (Financial Remedies)
      [2022] EWFC 53
    • Gallagher v Gallagher (No.1) (Reporting Restrictions)
      [2022] EWFC 52
    • VV v VV
      [2022] EWFC 46
    • VV v VV
      [2022] EWFC 41
    • C (A child)
      [2021] EWFC 32
    • Giggs v Giggs
      [2017] EWHC 822
    • Y v Y (Financial Orders: Inherited Wealth)
      [2013] 2 FLR 924
    • Re G (Abduction: Withdrawal of Proceedings, Acquiescence, and Habitual Residence)
      [2008] 2 FLR 351
  • Publications and Lecturing

    • Petra regularly lectures on the law and procedure relevant to financial remedy proceedings.


  • FLBA
  • Committee Member of the Family Law Bar Association