Tuesday, 31 October 2023
The Law Society warmly congratulates Alain Musikanth SC on his appointment as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia. Mr Musikanth SC is a former president (2017) and a longstanding member of the Law Society. He has been a member of various Law Society committees for several years, including the Taxation Committee, Professional Standards Scheme Committee, the Ethics Committee and Brief Editorial Committee.
Justice Musikanth has spent much of his career as a commercial and tax lawyer practising at the independent bar. He has extensive experience as a trial and appellate counsel and has also sat as an arbitrator and mediator in commercial matters.
Before joining the Western Australian Bar in early 2007, Mr Musikanth SC was special counsel in the commercial litigation division of Corrs Chambers Westgarth. He practised as a barrister in Cape Town, South Africa prior to joining Corrs in 2001.
Justice Musikanth was appointed a Senior Counsel in 2018 and prior to becoming a Judge was head of Francis Burt Chambers, where he worked as a Barrister and SC for almost 17 years.
He has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia’s Law School since 2020.
In an interview for the Law Society’s Brief journal in December 2017, at the end of Mr Musikanth presidency, he said that the most rewarding aspects of being Law Society President was: ”experiencing, first-hand, the Society’s real capacity to contribute to law reform and to influence decisions affecting the administration of justice in Western Australia.” Justice Musikanth will now serve our community as a judicial officer at the forefront of the administration of justice, and the Society wishes him all the best with his eminent new role, commencing on 6 November 2023.
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