Tessa Herrmann is a barrister who specialises in native title, mining and energy, corporations, 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, heritage, and native title matters, and established and advised corporations under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth).
Tessa is an accredited mediator, and has mediated and negotiated a number of complex multi-party disputes. She 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.
Tessa was previously a Registrar of the Federal Court and the Federal Circuit Court. She worked as a specialist native title Registrar, and also handled employment and industrial, migration, human rights and corporations matters.