John did his Articles with Price Brent and signed the Bar Roll in 1989.
His principal area of practice is general commercial litigation, including contract, sale of land, property, equity, corporations, professional negligence and succession.
John is particularly interested in alternative dispute resolution including arbitration, adjudication and mediation, although his primary focus are trials and appeals.
John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and ACICA and a National Councillor and current President of the Australian Branch of CIArb. He has been empanelled with AIAC (prev KLRCA) as Arbitrator, Adjudicator and Mediator). John is on the National Executive Committee of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association.
He has delivered seminars and presentations both locally and regionally on topics in contract law, equity, property law and sale of land, wills and estates, professional conduct and international arbitration.
John's has many published articles incl:
Copies of many of these and other articles and papers may be viewed at: https://svensonbarristers.com.au/learning/
John is a co-author of Civil Procedure Victoria, Lexis Nexis (LN) (with D Bailey of counsel) https://www.lexisnexis.com.au/en/products-and-services/legal-research/litigation-evidence-and-procedure/civil-procedure-victoria and author of Australian Uniform Evidence, LN. https://www.lexisnexis.com.au/en/products-and-services/legal-research/litigation-evidence-and-procedure/australian-uniform-evidence
He is also an author of text, Australian uniform evidence law: principles and context; G Bellew, J K Arthur, G Boas, and P Chifflet; with contributions by I Vickovich; LN, 2019 https://store.lexisnexis.com.au/products/australian-uniform-evidence-law-principles-and-context-skuaustralian_uniform_evidence_law_principles_and_context and author of “Setting aside or non-enforcement of arbitral awards in international arbitration on the public policy ground – a regional perspective”, a chapter in International Arbitration Discourse and Practices in Asia (Ed. V K. Bhatia, M Gotti, A Hashim, P Koh, S Rajoo), Routledge, 2017. https://www.routledge.com/International-Arbitration-Discourse-and-Practices-in-Asia/Bhatia-Gotti-Hashim-Koh-Rajoo/p/book/9781138282216
John is married with 4 children.
He is a member of the International Bar Association, the Law Institute of Victoria, Asialink's Chairman's Club and Chancellor's Circle, and Legal Friends of Melbourne Recital Centre.
For a further profile go to: https://svensonbarristers.com.au/barristers/john-k-arthur/
Linked in profile: https://au.linkedin.com/pub/john-arthur/56/661/512