Law Society elects new President for 2017

Law Society of Western Australia Media Statement

The Law Society of Western Australia is pleased to announce that Alain Musikanth has been elected unopposed as President for 2017. Mr Musikanth will begin his term as President on 1 January 2017.

Hayley Cormann and Greg McIntyre SC have both been elected unopposed as Vice Presidents for 2017.

Mr Musikanth said, “I am honoured to have been elected as President of the Law Society for 2017. Having served on the Law Society’s Council for a number of years, I hope to continue contributing to the work the Society does both for the benefit the legal profession and for the benefit of the broader community.”

Mr Musikanth is a barrister practising from Francis Burt Chambers in commercial litigation, with a focus on professional liability, insurance and contentious tax matters. He has worked in litigation for over 20 years, having spent most of his career practising as a barrister at the independent bar.

Before joining the WA Bar in early 2007, Mr Musikanth 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.

Mr Musikanth is currently Senior Vice President of the Law Society, Convenor of the Society’s Professional Standards Scheme Committee and a member of the Society’s Ethics and Brief Editorial Committees.

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For comment please contact:

Andrew MacNiven
Media and Communications Officer
(08) 9324 8634
amacniven@lawsocietywa.asn.au

Law Society elects new President for 2017

The Law Society of Western Australia is pleased to announce that Alain Musikanth has been elected unopposed as President for 2017. Mr Musikanth will begin his term as President on 1 January 2017.

Hayley Cormann and Greg McIntyre SC have both been elected unopposed as Vice Presidents for 2017.

Mr Musikanth said, “I am honoured to have been elected as President of the Law Society for 2017. Having served on the Law Society’s Council for a number of years, I hope to continue contributing to the work the Society does both for the benefit the legal profession and for the benefit of the broader community.”

Mr Musikanth is a barrister practising from Francis Burt Chambers in commercial litigation, with a focus on professional liability, insurance and contentious tax matters. He has worked in litigation for over 20 years, having spent most of his career practising as a barrister at the independent bar.

Before joining the WA Bar in early 2007, Mr Musikanth 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.

Mr Musikanth is currently Senior Vice President of the Law Society, Convenor of the Society’s Professional Standards Scheme Committee and a member of the Society’s Ethics and Brief Editorial Committees.

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For comment please contact:

Andrew MacNiven
Media and Communications Officer
(08) 9324 8634
amacniven@lawsocietywa.asn.au