Name: The Hon Wayne Martin AC QCsmith
Qualifications: LL.B (Hons) UWA; LL.M (Lond); Harvard Mediation Programme
Title: Arbitrator and Mediator; Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia
Organisation: Francis Burt Chambers
Immediation Practice Area: Mediation, Arbitration, Expert Determination
I am the former Chief Justice of Western Australia having recently retired in 2018.
As Chief Justice of Western Australia, I managed the Court’s arbitration list for 7 years, and published many decisions in that field at first instance and appellate level. Prior to my appointment as Chief Justice I was regularly briefed to appear as counsel in domestic and international arbitrations.
In 2012 I was also appointed a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia for eminent service to the judiciary and to the law, particularly as Chief Justice of Western Australia, to legal reform and education, and to the community.
I am very pleased to be able to provide mediation and arbitration services as an alternative to litigation, using the latest technology.
Immediation Area(s) of Expertise
Banking and Finance (Banking, Bankruptcy and insolvency, Consumer credit, Financial instruments, Financial regulation, Fringe benefits tax, GST, Income tax, Insurance, Land tax, Mortgages, Payroll tax, Personal Property Securities Register, Reinsurance, Stamp duty, Superannuation, Taxation – Federal, Taxation – State), Common law and professional regulation (Medical negligence, Medical regulation, Negligence, Personal injury, Professional negligence, Torts), Corporate and commercial (ACCC, Advertising, Agency, Agribusiness, ASIC, Automotive, Competition law, Consumer credit, Consumer protection, Contracts, Corporations, Directors’ duties, Energy resources mining, Equipment finance, Foreign Investment Review Board, Franchising, Health, International law, Joint Ventures, Liquor licensing, Listing rules, Mergers and acquisitions, Misleading advertising, Misleading and deceptive conduct/fraud, Partnership, Private equity, Product liability, Securities regulation, Shareholder remedies, Sport, Takeovers, Unconscionable conduct), Employment, industrial relations and discrimination (Awards, Discrimination, Employment, Equal opportunity, Industrial action, Occupational Health and Safety, Workers’ compensation),
Government and administrative law (Civil liabilities, Commonwealth employment, Crown liability, Customs, Freedom of Information (FOI), Immigration, Judicial review and merits review, Privacy, Probity, Public administration and governance, Social security, Statutory interpretation), Intellectual property, Information technology and media (Copyright, Defamation, Information technology, Intellectual property, Media and entertainment, Moral rights, Patents, Plant breeders’ rights, Procurement, Telecommunications), Property, construction, environment, oil, gas and mining (Building and construction, Commercial leasing, Compulsory acquisition, Environmental regulation, Franchising, Local government, Native title, Oil gas and mining, Owners Corporation, Property, Residential leasing, Restrictive covenants, Retail leasing, Security of payments, Town planning).