Chief Justice Wayne Martin launches new online service to legal elite at the Supreme Court of Western Australia in Perth

PERTH, June 18, 2014 – With the realignment of international and domestic arbitration law predicted to establish Australia as a mecca for commercial arbitrations, LexisNexis Australian Commercial Arbitration gives practitioners the knowledge and expertise they need to give them a competitive edge when resolving commercial disputes.

Authored by the who's who of commercial arbitration in Australia, the Hon Justice Clyde Croft of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Dr John Hockley (Francis Burt Chambers), with the support of Mr William Ho and Mr Kieran Hickie, this online publication brings together the unprecedented expertise of an eminent Supreme Court judge, two barristers and a solicitor.

Speaking at the official launch in Perth, Chief Justice Martin of the WA Supreme Court lamented that "Australia has missed a golden opportunity with commercial arbitration within the Asia Pacific which has been actively pursued by others, notably Singapore and Hong Kong."

He went on to say that "Australia enjoys many of the same advantages of the fast developing economies in the region but has not yet realised the capacity for market development which is provided by those advantages."

And that is precisely why LexisNexis has published this new online service. According to the head of content strategy and development at LexisNexis Myfanwy Wallwork, "Australian Commercial Arbitration provides detailed annotations to the uniform Commercial Arbitration Acts. The authors' definitive analysis of relevant case law and legislation guides the reader through the legal principles, procedures and practical issues that arise in commercial arbitration. An easy-to-use comparative table helps practitioners in every state and territory to navigate the legislative regime.

"It gives practitioners a strong competitive advantage by providing quick access to relevant commentary on the harmonized legislation, a comprehensive guide to the uniform Commercial Arbitration Acts, regularly updates and expert perspectives from eminent authorities on commercial arbitration," he added.

Interested practitioners can access a 14 day trial at

FRONT ROW: Chief Justice Wayne Martin of the Supreme Court of WA; Jim Pitts and Kieran Hickie (Barrister, Vic Bar, and co-author)
BACK ROW: Susan Hunt; John Hockley (co-author); William Ho (Solicitor, Melbourne, and co-author).

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