Simonetta Cavilli

Simonetta Cavilli


Simonetta Cavilli


Simonetta is a dedicated family lawyer passionate about justice, empowerment, and social change. Her diverse background and unwavering commitment to her clients distinguish her in the field of family law.

Simonetta brings an academic and evidence-based approach to resolving complex family law issues, aligning theory with best practice methodologies to achieve fair outcomes. Her clear, strategic, and customised advice leads to practical solutions for her clients.

As a teaching and research academic at Curtin University, Simonetta shares her specialised knowledge in her research area. Her studies, focused on women’s identity and well-being following family and domestic violence, naturally led her to a career in family law. Her dedication to evidence-based practices ensures she provides a thoughtful and informed perspective on complex family law cases.

A strong advocate for human rights and social justice, Simonetta actively contributes to, a platform supporting individuals experiencing family and domestic violence. Her commitment to making a positive impact extends beyond the courtroom.

Outside of her legal work, Simonetta enjoys spending time with her family. Whether cycling around Perth or exploring the state with her partner and young son, she finds joy in life beyond the legal profession.

Areas of Expertise

  • Negotiation in property matters
  • Family and domestic violence
  • LGTBIQA+ matters
  • Spousal maintenance applications
  • Parenting disputes
  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Child Arrangements
  • Separation
  • Divorce Applications



  • PhD – Public Health
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Post Graduate Diploma – Sexology
  • Post Graduate Diploma – Education
  • Bachelor of Science – Chemistry & Biochemistry



  • Law Society of Western Australia
  • Family Law Association of Western Australia (FLPWA)
  • Women Lawyers Western Australia (WLWA)
  • Law Council of Australia – Family Law Section
  • Society of Australian Sexologists

Talk to one of our lawyers

If you cannot find a suitable time for us to call you, please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you. 

We understand these matters are sensitive and privacy is of the utmost importance. Please let us know a preferred time for one of our team members to gather some more information about your situation, complete a conflict check and organise a time for you to speak with one of our Lawyers.

Request a Call

Please fill in your details below and we will call you as soon as possible.