Peter Ward


D   08 9220 0570
M   0412 400 882
E   pward@francisburt.com.au


Year of election to the Bar:
2015

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Areas of practice

Civil

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

Commercial
Appeals
Aviation
Building and construction
Competition
Construction and engineering
Consumer protection law
Contractual disputes
Corporate insolvency
Corporations law
Equity
Insurance
International commercial arbitration
Mining and resources
Partnership disputes
Professional liability
Telecommunications and broadcasting
Transport law – admiralty/aviation/maritime  
Trusts

Defamation

Torts
Appellate Intentional torts
Negligence
Professional negligence
 

Criminal

State offences
White collar and corporate crime

Commissions and other inquiries  
Crime and corruption commission  
Australian crime authority

Commonwealth offences
Fraud
White collar and corporate crime
 

Public

Constitutional law

Environment and planning
Compulsory acquisition of land compensation
Local government
Merit appeals
Valuation of land – rating and tax appeals

Public and administrative
Civil and human rights
Customs
Extradition
Judicial review and administrative law
Merits review

 

Profile

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".

 

Qualifications

Date of admission: 1997

Qualifications: LLB, LLM

 

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