Thapelo is a Senior Associate and Manager of Go To Court’s Werribee office. She has worked extensively in family law matters concerning children, separation, and property law settlements. She has also practised in civil law matters, with particular interest in intervention orders. Prior to joining the firm, Thapelo worked closely with the Roads and Maritime Services in Sydney as Prosecutor for numerous traffic law matters.
Thapelo earned her Bachelor of Laws from Griffith University, Gold Coast and was admitted as a Lawyer in the New South Wales Supreme Court and High Court of Australia in 2014. She is dedicated to assisting clients to resolve disputes in the most cost effective manner whilst ensuring that the clients experience a high level of care throughout their matters.
Accreditations & Memberships
- Member of the Law Institute of Victoria
Success Stories and Publications
Our solicitor, Thapelo Mokwena, represented a 26-year-old man in the Werribee Magistrates’ Court on 23 October 2017 in respect to:
- Intentionally damaging property belonging to another; and
- Conduct endangering persons.
This matter involved an incident whereby our client set alight a blanket, mattress and bed frame in his home, whilst other parties were present in the home. Our client was intoxicated and emotional at the time of the offending behaviour.
Our client had no criminal history and held major concerns with respect to receiving a criminal record. Our representation resulted in our client being placed on the diversion program for 6 months. Once the conditions with the Diversion Program have been complied with, our client has finalised his matter and will not receive a criminal conviction.
That result was achieved by preparing the case thoroughly and identifying the mitigating circumstances on behalf of our client. Our solicitor demonstrated to the court that this incident was out of character and sought to explain the circumstances around the offending.
This case illustrates Thapelo Mokwena’s commitment to achieving the best outcome for our clients based on their personal circumstances. The client went on to complete alcohol and drug counselling, as a means of avoiding such instances occurring again in future.
This demonstrates the importance of having a solicitor who can identify the strengths and weakness of your case and works beyond her means to ensure that a positive outcome is achieved which does not only benefit you but also those closest to you.