john chaney sc

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Arbitration and Mediation

Arbitrators and mediators
Domestic commercial arbitration
International commercial arbitration



The Hon John Chaney practises solely as a mediator and arbitrator and does not provide legal advice or representation.

After 14 years as a partner in a major Perth commercial law firm, Mr Chaney practised as a barrister at Francis Burt Chambers between 1994 and April 2004. In that time he advised and appeared in a wide range of commercial and civil matters. His appointment as a deputy chair of the former Town Planning Appeal Tribunal reflected his particular interest in planning law and compensation cases.

In 2004, Mr Chaney was appointed a judge of the District Court of Western Australia. On the formation of the State Administrative Tribunal in 2005 he became an inaugural Deputy President. In 2009 Mr Chaney was appointed to the Supreme Court and held the office of President of SAT for 5 years before serving in the General Division of the Supreme Court until his retirement from the bench in June 2018.

Mr Chaney has extensive mediation experience. While at the Bar, he was frequently appointed as a private mediator, and conducted numerous judicial mediations both while at the SAT and in the general division of the Supreme Court.




Date of admission:  1976

Qualifications: BJuris, LIB


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