Tessa Herrmann specialises in native title, mining and petroleum, and administrative law, and also has experience in relation to environmental, contracts, and trusts matters.
Tessa’s considerable native title experience includes appearing in the National Native Title Tribunal and the Federal Court, handling native title, compensation, future act, land access and heritage matters, and advice in relation to the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth). Tessa has worked extensively with Indigenous people, communities and corporations, appeared in on country hearings, and conducted on country mediations. She has acted for native title claimants and holders in Western Australia, the Northern Territory, Queensland and South Australia.
Tessa is pragmatic and values collaboration.
Before joining 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, and conducted mediations. Tessa spent six years at Central Desert Native Title Services Ltd, during which time she was involved in achieving a significant number of consent determinations.