Terese Messner Barrister


T +61 2 8218 3000

F +61 2 8218 3001

E: clerk@familylawchambers.com.au


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Dates of Admission

  • Called to the Bar 2001
  • Admitted as a Solicitor 1982
  • Professional Memberships

  • Bar Association of NSW
  • Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • Bar Association delegate to the Legal Aid Review Committee
  • Committee for selection of Solicitors for the Legal Aid Panel of Independent Children’s Lawyers
  • Expertise

  • Child Abduction
  • Independent Children's Lawyers (ICL)
  • Legal Aid
  • Maintenance and Child Support
  • Children and Parenting Proceeding
  • Family Law
  • Terese Messner was called 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.

    If you wish to brief Ms Messner, or enquire as to her availability, or fees, please do so by contacting her clerk, Humeira Ali. If you wish to email Humeira Ali click here.