Full Name: Johannes Schmidt
Phone:+61 3 9225 7777
Mobile:0403 951 105
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 0220
Date of Admission: 8 Nov 2011
Called to the Bar: 4 May 2017
Nationally Accredited Mediator: 27 Jul 2017
Qualifications: BSoftEng (Hons) LLB (Hons) LLM
Previous Occupation: Associate at Taussig Cherrie Fildes


Johannes is a barrister and Nationally Accredited Mediator, practising exclusively in family law and related jurisdictions.  He accepts briefs for Court appearances, mediations (both as mediator and representing parties), arbitrations, advice and paperwork.

Johannes regularly appears in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court, both led and unled, at final and interim hearings, and at mediations. 

Since being called to the Bar, he has appeared in a diverse range of family law litigation, including:

  • complex property settlements;
  • spousal maintenance;
  • financial agreements; and
  • parenting disputes involving allegations of family violence, drug abuse and alienation, children with special needs, relocation, and overseas-travel applications.

Johannes previously worked for over six years at Taussig Cherrie Fildes, a first-tier specialist family law firm, where he had carriage of complex property matters involving large asset pools, difficult parenting disputes, and family violence matters.  He also gained extensive experience drafting, and advising on, child support agreements and financial agreements (including pre-nuptial, ante-nuptial, de facto cohabitation, and cross-jurisdictional agreements).

Johannes's clients benefit from his excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and a highly numerate and commercial approach.

In 2014, Johannes graduated with a Master of Laws (Applied Law) degree majoring in family law, and was awarded the Sandra Paul Memorial Prize for the Best Graduating Student.  He also holds Bachelor degrees with honours from Monash University in both Law and Software Engineering.   

Johannes is a member of the Family Law Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, and the Family Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria.

Prior to coming to the law, Johannes ran a software engineering consultancy, and taught undergraduate computer science and software engineering at Monash University.

Johannes is reading with Tim Puckey. His senior mentor is Andrew Strum QC.

He is fluent in German.

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Other Languages Spoken

  • German

Areas of Practice

Family Law and Guardianship

  • Appellate
  • Care and Protection
  • Parenting Orders
  • Property

Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Mediators

Areas of Mediation

Family Law and Guardianship

  • Care and Protection
  • Parenting Orders
  • Property

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • All Australian States and Jurisdictions
From 5 May 2017, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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