Sir Francis Burt

Our chambers adopted the name Francis Burt Chambers in 1997, in recognition of Sir Francis Burt’s outstanding contribution to the administration of justice in Western Australia.

Sir Francis Theodore Page Burt AC KCMG QC was one of Western Australia’s preeminent jurists, having held the offices of Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, Chief Justice of Western Australia and Governor of the State of Western Australia.

Prior to holding those offices, Sir Francis founded the Bar in Western Australia in 1961 and, with others, established Bar Chambers in 1962. In 1997, members of these chambers moved to change the name of Bar Chambers to Francis Burt Chambers in honour of his esteemed career.

Today, members of Francis Burt Chambers commit to observing the highest standards of conduct in the practice of the law, and upholding Sir Francis’ hallmark traits of integrity and independence.