Full Name: Bruno B Kiernan
Fax: 9225 7907
Mobile: 0402 812 359
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers West
Room: 0609
Date of Admission: 3 Sep 1984
Called to the Bar: 22 Nov 2007
Nationally Accredited Mediator: 31 Jul 2020
Accredited as Mediator: 31 Jul 2020
Qualifications: BA LLB (Monash), MBA (Melbourne)


Commencing in 1985, Bruno was the principal of Bruno Kiernan and Associates and then senior partner of Kiernan Bryant & Bourke. Both law firms focused on criminal law and Bruno was perhaps best known for representing the families of several men fatally shot by police at the Police Shootings Inquests.   In 2000 Bruno completed an MBA at the Melbourne Business School at Melbourne University and over the next three years worked on consulting projects in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra.   With the benefit of this consulting experience, Bruno returned to legal practice in 2003 and joined leading family law firm Carew Counsel. At Carew Counsel he had the carriage of children's and property cases and gained registration as a Family Dispute Resolution practitioner.  

Since coming to the Bar in 2007, Bruno has continued to practise exclusively in the family law  jurisdiction, appearing in interim and trial hearings in the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

He is a member of the Family Law Bar Association and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and speaks regularly at seminars and conferences on developments in case law in the family law jurisdiction.


Areas of Practice


Family Law

  • Parenting Orders
  • Property Disputes

Also Entitled to Practice in

  • High Court of Australia

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