Wayne Martin AC QC

D   08 9220 0495
M   0400 219 183
E   wmartin@francisburt.com.au

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Arbitration and Mediation

Arbitrators and mediators
Domestic commercial arbitration
International commercial arbitration



The Hon Wayne Martin AC QC only accepts appointments as an arbitrator or mediator, and does not provide legal advice or representation.

Mr Martin retired from the office of Chief Justice of Western Australia in July 2018 after more than 12 years in that role.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Justice in 2006, Mr Martin practised at the senior Bar as a member of Francis Burt Chambers, having taken silk in 1993.  He practised in all areas of commercial litigation, including mining, energy, resources, construction and infrastructure access.  He appeared regularly as counsel in all Australian courts and in domestic and international arbitrations.  He served as Senior Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into the Collapse of the HIH Group of Insurance Companies between 2001 and 2003.

As Chief Justice, Mr Martin heard cases in all areas of the Court's jurisdiction.  He formed and managed the arbitration list of the Supreme Court of Western Australia between 2012 and his retirement in 2018.

In 2012 Mr Martin was appointed a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia for eminent service to the judiciary and to the law, particularly as Chief Justice of Western Australia, to legal reform and education, and to the community.

More details of Mr Martin's career and the many honorary positions he has held can be obtained from his CV.



Date of admission:  1977

Qualifications: LL.B (Hons 1st) (UWA); LL.M (London)


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