Tessa Herrmann

D   08 9220 0473
0433 305 352
E   therrmann@francisburt.com.au

Year of election to the Bar:


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Areas of practice


Arbitration and mediation
Arbitrators and mediators

Corporations law
Mining and resources
Native title

Industrial and employment
Industrial disputes and statutory employment rights


Constitutional law

Public and administrative
Civil and human rights
Immigration law
Judicial review and administrative law
Native title



Tessa Herrmann practices primarily in native title, mining and energy, corporations, public and administrative law.

Tessa has extensive experience in native title law, including formerly as In-House Counsel at Central Desert Native Title Services Ltd. She has appeared as Counsel in the National Native Title Tribunal and the Federal Court, handled a large number of negotiations in relation to land access, compensation, heritage, and native title matters, and established and advised corporations under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth).

She was previously a Registrar of the Federal Court and the Federal Circuit Court. She worked as a specialist native title Registrar, and also in employment and industrial, migration, human rights and corporations matters.

Tessa has extensive experience working with Indigenous people, communities and corporations, and an understanding of the particular considerations in conducting remote and regional work, including trials. She is an accredited mediator, and has mediated and negotiated a number of complex multi-party disputes.


Date of admission: 2008

Qualifications: BA, LLB (Hons), LLM (Distinction) in Mining Law and Policy



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