Alain Musikanth

ChambersFrancis Burt Chambers
Street AddressLevel 17, Allendale Square, 77 St George's Terrace, Perth Western Australia 6000
Postal AddressGPO Box C122 , Perth Western Australia 6839
DX AddressDX 182, Perth
Telephone(08) 9220 0503
Mobile0403 825 651
Fax(08) 9325 9111
Year Admitted to Practice 2002 (WA) 1994 (South Africa)
Year Elected to WABA2006
Year Appointed QC/SC
QualificationsBA, LLB, LLM
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Alain Musikanth’s practice encompasses commercial litigation with a particular focus on professional liability and regulation, insurance and contentious tax matters.

Acting regularly as sole or lead counsel, Alain has extensive experience in trials, appeals and other contested hearings having appeared before a variety of courts and tribunals including the Supreme Court of Western Australia (Court of Appeal and General Division), the Federal Court of Australia, the District Court of Western Australia, the Coroner’s Court, the State Administrative Tribunal and the Fair Work Commission (Full Bench and single commissioner).

Alain has spent most of his career as a barrister at the independent bar. Before joining the WA Bar in early 2007, Alain was special counsel in the commercial litigation division of Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Prior to this, he practised as a barrister in Cape Town, South Africa for seven years in both civil and criminal matters.

Alain is a fellow of the Tax Institute (FTI), a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and has sat as both arbitrator and mediator in commercial disputes. He is a former President of the Law Society of Western Australia and Director of the Law Council of Australia.


  • Administrative & Constitutional
  • Building & Construction
  • Commercial Law
  • Coronial Inquiries
  • Corporations
  • Defamation
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Employment Law
  • Equity
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Mining Law
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Law
  • Taxation
  • Trade Practices

Liability limited by a Scheme approved under the Professional Standards Legislation