Abigail Davies

D   08 9220 0313
M   0488 663 314
E   adavies@francisburt.com.au

Year of election to the Bar:

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Areas of practice


Arbitration and mediation
Arbitrators and mediators

Building and construction
Construction and engineering
Consumer protection law
Contractual disputes
Landlord and tenant
Mining and resources
Native title
Partnership disputes
Professional liability
Real property
Restraint of trade

Industrial and employment
Employment contracts and restraint of trade
Industrial disputes and statutory employment rights  
Public sector appeals
Workplace health and safety

Personal injuries
Judicial review – motor accidents
Judicial review – workers compensation
Workers compensation

Intentional torts
Professional negligence


Coronial inquests

Regulatory offences
Workplace health and safety
Environmental and planning offences


Family & de facto
Child-related proceedings

Mediation and alternative dispute resolution
Restraining orders


Environment and planning
Merit appeals

Public and administrative
Disciplinary proceedings
Judicial review and administrative law  
Liquor licensing
Merits review
Native title
Privacy/freedom of information



For more than 20 years, Abigail Davies has acted as a legal advisor and advocate.

She specialises in commercial cases including:

  • Employment/industrial and native title disputes in the Federal Court
  • Mining disputes in the Warden’s Court and administrative law and contractual disputes in the Supreme Court
  • Negligence, medical negligence and contractual disputes in the District Court
  • Workmanship and contractual disputes, as well as disciplinary matters, in the State Administrative Tribunal

Abigail has been a nationally accredited mediator since 2013 and has conducted numerous commercial mediations. She is a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner (FDRP) and also conducts all forms of high conflict mediation. She also represents clients in mediations.

Recently, Abigail has conducted numerous assessments of complaints of historical child sexual abuse and expanded her practice to family law.

Abigail was a senior sessional member of the State Administrative Tribunal for almost seven years. In 2016, she was appointed an arbitrator at WorkCoverWA.

She is currently a non-executive director of the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science and a committee member of the Harry Perkins Animal Ethics Committee.



Date of admission:  2 March 1995

Qualifications: Bachelor of Law (UWA) (1993); Bachelor of Arts (Industrial Relations) (UWA) (2003); Master of Laws (Melbourne University) (2013).


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