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

    "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
    "Calm and reassuring with the client, she moves cases forward pragmatically and sensibly." "Well prepared, confident, and good with clients." "Her written work is impressive and she really cares about her cases."
    Chambers and Partners 2021
    “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
    "She's bright, develops her arguments well and knows her law. Mention a point and she knows what you're talking about and what the case is." "Petra takes a firm but compassionate approach and is thorough with her approach to things. She's good on detail but doesn't get bogged down"
    Chambers and Partner 2020
    “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
    "She is increasingly impressive and authoritative."
    Chambers and Partners 2017
    "She is one of the very best junior counsel at her level. She is sensible, pragmatic and clearly very bright." "She has a relaxed and confident advocacy style. She is mature beyond her years and that reassures clients."
    Chambers & Partners 2016
  • Notable Cases

    • 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.

Memberships

  • FLBA