Terese Messner was admitted to the Bar in 2001. She was admitted as a Solicitor in 1982 and practiced as a solicitor in both in private practice and for the Legal Aid Commission for 8 years. Her practice throughout this time was predominately in the area of Family Law and related jurisdictions.
In 1990 Ms Messner commenced working for the Family Court of Australia initially as a Deputy Registrar, then Registrar and then as a SES band 2 Registrar. Ms Messner left the Court in 2000 but returned on a temporary basis in 2004 and 2005 as an SES band 2 Registrar.
In 2006 Ms Messner joined Family Law Chambers.
Over the past 28 years Ms Messner has developed extensive experience in all areas of Family Law both in financial matters and parenting matters, including complex and high nett worth financial matters and complex children’s matters, and in relation to disputes between unmarried couples. During her time with the Court she also gained extensive experience in both mediation and conciliation.
Ms Messner has given numerous papers at various seminars and conferences on Family Law.
In 2015, Ms Messner was recognised by the Doyles Guide as one of the leading family law barristers within New South Wales and has been listed as recommended throughout the whole of Australia, please see Doyles’ Leading Australian Family Law Barristers and Doyles Leading NSW Family Law Barristers
If you wish to brief Ms Messner, or enquire as to her availability, or fees, please do so by contacting her clerk, Zuzana Kojnokova. If you wish to email Zuzana Kojnokova click here.