Alain Musikanth, President
Alain is a barrister practising from Francis Burt Chambers in commercial litigation with a particular focus on professional liability and regulation, insurance and contentious tax matters.
Since commencing practice over 20 years ago, Alain has appeared as both lead and junior counsel in a wide range of contested matters in a variety of Courts and tribunals. He has acted in complex commercial litigation, and has sat as both a mediator and as an arbitrator.
Before commencing practice at the Western Australian Bar in early 2007 Alain was special counsel in the commercial litigation division of Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Before joining Corrs in 2001 he practised as a barrister in Cape Town, South Africa.
Alain holds the degrees Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws from the University of Cape Town. He was an inaugural director of Law Access Ltd, is a member of the Law Society’s Ethics and Brief Editorial Committees, convenor of the Society’s Professional Standards Scheme Committee and co-convenor of the Society’s Education Committee.
Hayley Cormann, Senior Vice President
Hayley has been an Ordinary Member of Council since 2011. She practises as a lawyer in commercial litigation at Clayton Utz, specialising in the defence of professional medical negligence suits brought against medical practitioners as well as in the conduct of disciplinary proceedings against medical practitioners brought by regulatory bodies of the medical profession in Australia.
Hayley graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2005 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce. She completed part of her legal studies at the Catholic University in Washington DC where she also completed an Internship at the office of a Congressional Member of the United States House of Representatives in 2004. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Greg McIntyre SC, Vice President
Greg is a barrister practising from John Toohey Chambers. He graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1974, was admitted to practice in 1976, joined the independent bar in 1993 and took silk in 2002. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame since 2001 and the University of Western Australia since 2017.
His early years of practice were with Aboriginal Legal Services in Western Australia and Far North Queensland, focusing on criminal law. He conducted the Mabo case over its 10 year history and has had a practice in Native title since that time. He had the conduct of the case of Koowarta v Bjelke Petersen in 1982 and has had a practice in human rights matters with a focus on racial discrimination and racial vilification since that time. In 1990 he took the case of Bropho v WA to the High Court and his practice has involved a number of Aboriginal Heritage and Environmental protection cases.
Greg is Convenor of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Committee, the Access to Justice Committee and the Administrative, Constitutional and Migration Law Committee of the Society. He is also Chair of the Australian Environment and Planning Law Group of the Legal Practice Section, a member of the Australian Human Rights Committee and a member of the Access to Justice Committee of the Law Council of Australia. He is the President of the Western Australian Branch of the International Commission of Jurists and a member of the Professional Affairs Committee of the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia. He is a member of the Society’s Senior Adviser’s panel, participates in its Mentoring scheme and is on its Reconciliation Action Plan and Aboriginal Incarceration and Justice Reinvestment Working Groups.
Jocelyne Boujos, Treasurer
Jocelyne is partner in Sceales Lawyers and has practised in commercial and taxation law for over 25 years. She advises clients including indigenous charitable trusts, in relation to taxation and trust matters including superannuation issues and estate planning. Jocelyne commenced practice in the Australian Taxation Office as Principal Prosecution Officer and Senior Advising Officer, and has lectured at the University of Western Australia in the Master of Taxation and Master of Business Administration degrees. She is a Certified Tax Practitioner – Taxation Institute of Australia, a member of the Taxation Committees of the Law Council of Australia and the Law Society of Western Australia and is a trustee of the Graduate Women Education Trust.