The Hon Wayne Martin AC QC

Name: The Hon Wayne Martin AC QC

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

State: WA

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.

Personal Comment

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).