Brian Millar

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Year of election to the Bar:


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Areas of practice


Arbitration and mediation
Arbitrators and mediators
Domestic commercial arbitration
International commercial arbitration

Building and construction
Construction and engineering
Contractual disputes
International commercial arbitration
Mining and resources
Professional liability

Professional negligence


Public and administrative
Judicial review and administrative law



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 20 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.  He has acted in international and domestic arbitration proceedings as both counsel, tribunal member and tribunal secretary in Australia and South-East Asia. Brian is also an executive board member of the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (Region 3).

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


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