Elected to the Bar: 2015
Liability limited by a Scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation
Peter Ward was a partner of Ashurst Australia (formerly Blake Dawson) before joining Francis Burt Chambers in 2016. He has practised for more than 20 years across a wide variety of commercial and public law disputes, particularly in construction and infrastructure, energy and resources, and government law. His practice includes Admiralty, shipping and trade disputes; and he has extensive experience in Defence material contracting.
At the Bar, Peter practises as counsel and as an arbitrator and mediator. He is recognised by clients both for the quality of his legal advice and his ability to apply his legal knowledge in a practical and commercial context. Clients praise his ability to work under pressure and to quickly grasp complex technical issues, particularly in engineering fields.
Peter has been recognised in The Best Lawyers in Australia guide in the fields of construction and infrastructure law, international arbitration and transportation law. He is recommended by Doyle's Guide in its list of leading construction law barristers in Western Australia, having been first listed in the Guide’s list of leading construction lawyers in Western Australia in 2015. Peter was also named in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide (2013) for his "indubitable skills and knowledge".
Date of admission: 1997
Qualifications: LLB, LLM
Areas of practice
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Building and construction
- Construction and engineering
- Contractual disputes
- Corporate insolvency
- Corporations law
- Mining and resources
- Professional liability
- Professional negligence
- Telecommunications and broadcasting
- Transport law – admiralty | aviation | maritime
- Common Law and Personal Injury
- Environment and Planning
- Inquests and Inquiries
- Public and Administrative