Tessa Herrmann

BA (Hons), LLB, LLM (Mining Law & Policy)

Tessa Herrmann is a barrister at Francis Burt Chambers who practices primarily in native title, resources, and administrative law.

Tessa has considerable native title experience. She has appeared as counsel in private arbitration, the National Native Title Tribunal and the Federal Court of Australia, handled land access, compensation, heritage, and native title matters, and advised corporations under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth).

Prior to being called to the Bar, Tessa was a Registrar of the Federal Court and the Federal Circuit Court, where she handled native title, employment and industrial, migration, human rights, and corporations matters. She was also previously In-House Counsel at Central Desert Native Title Services Ltd.

Awards & Recognition

Winner of the Laszlo Gombos Prize (LLM) 2013/2014, awarded by the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral & Natural Resources Law & Policy Education Trust, Centre for Energy, Petroleum Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee

Areas of expertise
Native title
Mining and resources
Administrative law
Academic Qualifications
BA (Hons), LLB, LLM (Mining Law & Policy)
Year Admitted
Admitted to practice 2008
Professional Organisation
Francis Burt Chambers
Professional Contact