About François Mercier
François Mercier was admitted to practise as a Barrister-at-Law of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2002 and of the High Court of Australia in 2002, commencing his practice at the Private Bar at the age of 24 years, and 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 with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Science (Neurobiology) from The University of Queensland. In 2004, he graduated with a Master of Laws (Dispute Resolution), specialising in mediation, from The University of Queensland. He has completed post-graduate (ex. ed.) work at Harvard University and University of Oxford.
François is registered as a Nationally Accredited Mediator, a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, and an Arbitrator in Family Law property matters. He was appointed as a Tribunal Member of the Trainers Dispute Tribunal in Queensland.
Outside of his legal practice, François trains in karate as a Shodan-ho Black Belt, convenes amateur chess tournaments, and has adjudicated international intervarsity mediation and negotiation competitions. He is a published author.