Elected to the Bar: 2014
Liability limited by a Scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation
Brian Millar specialises in resolving claims and disputes on major projects in the construction, infrastructure, energy and resources sectors. He practises as an independent barrister and arbitrator.
Prior to joining Francis Burt Chambers, Brian was a Partner in the Litigation and Projects Departments of Allens Linklaters. He has spent over 25 years advising principals/owners, government entities, developers, contractors, engineers, architects and insurers on major projects in Australia and South-East Asia. He has acted for clients such as Chevron, Rio Tinto, QIC, PetroVietnam, Samsung, Monadelphous, JKC, Transport for NSW and the WA Public Transport Authority.
Brian is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow and panel member of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), a member of the List of Arbitrators for the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) and a panel member of the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC). He is a member of the International Committee of the Australian Bar Association, the WA State Committee of ACICA, the Bureau of the Australasian Chapter of the ICC Institute of World Business Law and an executive board member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (Region 3). Brian was the recipient of the Resolution Institute Australian Arbitrator of the Year award at the 2019 Australasian Law Awards. He is a leader of the WA Arbitration Initiative which published the WA Arbitration Report and assisted ACICA in its preparation of the Australian Arbitration Report (see https://www.francisburt.com.au/waarbitrationinitiative).
Brian's experience covers a significant cross-section of major projects, including railways, roads, mines, ports, shopping centres, bridges, jetties, dams, seawalls, pipelines, processing plants (including LNG/oil refining), power plants, commercial, industrial and residential building and other infrastructure projects. He has experience in litigation, arbitration, adjudication (including applications for judicial review of adjudicator’s decisions), conciliation, mediation, negotiation and dispute resolution boards.
Date of admission: 20 December 1996
Qualifications: LLB, FCIArb
Areas of practice
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Common Law and Personal Injury
- Public and Administrative