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 and conciliation, from The University of Queensland, thereafter becoming accredited as a Mediator, as well as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner pursuant to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth). François is also an arbitrator in Family Law property matters.
Outside of his legal practice, François trains in karate as a Shodan-ho Black Belt, convenes amateur chess tournaments, and translates French classic literature into English. He is a published author.
- Bachelor of Laws (Honours), The University of Queensland (2002)
- Bachelor of Science (Neurobiology) The University of Queensland (2002)
- Master of Laws (Dispute Resolution), The University of Queensland (2004)
- Bar Association of Queensland
- Australian Bar Association
- Queensland Law Society
- Law Council of Australia
- Family Law Section
- Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland
- Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators
- Australian Mediation Association
- Queensland Association of Collaborative Practitioners