Alain Musikanth was the president of The Law Society of Western Australia for 2017. He is a barrister practising from Francis Burt Chambers in commercial litigation, with a particular focus on professional liability and contentious tax matters. Since commencing practice over 20 years ago, Mr Musikanth 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, has sat as an arbitrator, and is a nationally accredited mediator. Before commencing practice at the WA Bar in 2007, Mr Musikanth was special counsel in the commercial litigation division of Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Prior to joining Corrs in 2001, he practised for 7 years as a barrister in Cape Town, South Africa. Since 2001, Mr Musikanth has been a member of the Law Society of WA and was the convenor of the Society’s Professional Standards Scheme Committee.