François Mercier was called to the Bar in 2002, thereafter becoming a Barrister-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Queensland and of the High Court of Australia. He commenced his practice at the age of 24 years, from which time practising in the areas of Personal Injury Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law and Family Law, gaining extensive experience in advising and appearing for clients and conducting mediations.
In 2002, François graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Anatomy & Neurobiology). In 2004, he graduated from The University of Queensland with a Master of Laws (Litigation & Dispute Resolution), with a specialisation in mediation and conciliation, thereafter becoming accredited as a mediator, as well as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner pursuant to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth). François has since been nationally accredited under the Bar Association of Queensland, the Queensland Law Society, and the Australian Mediation Association.
Outside of work, François trains in Okinawan karate as a Shodan-ho Black Belt, convenes amateur chess tournaments, translates French classic literature into English. He is a published author.
By Francois Mercier