Jacoba Brasch QC

Jacoba was admitted to the Bar in 2000 and has developed a practice in family law, mental health law, and customs and excise. She has appeared in matters in most States and Territories of Australia and often appears in the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia. Jacoba has also appeared a number of times in the High Court of Australia with those appearances concerning customs and excise, as well as Family Law matters and the Hague Convention (child abduction).

Jacoba took Silk in 2014.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Jacoba worked in law-related jobs, including Press Secretary to an Attorney-General. In 2000, Jacoba completed an LLM at New York University as a Fulbright Scholar and NYU Graduate Merit Scholar. In 2010, Jacoba graduated with a PhD from the University of New South Wales where her doctoral thesis concerned what constitutes a fair, independent and impartial trial, using Australian courts martial as her subject matter.

Jacoba holds a Bachelor of Arts, Masters in Public Administration (UQ), a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (QUT), LLM (NYU) and PhD (UNSW).

She has Chambers in Brisbane, Melbourne and Cairns. 


Areas of Practice 

Alternate Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Arbitration & Case Appraisal
Child Protection
Customs and Excise
Family Law
Inquests, Commissions of Inquiry & Statutory Tribunals
Mental Health Law

Curriculum Vitae

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Phone: 07 3211 3800
Mobile: 0438 301 956
Fax: 07 3236 2730

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