The Hon Dr Clyde Croft AM SC

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As an independent arbitrator and mediator, Dr Croft has over 30 years’ experience in international and Australian arbitration and mediation as an arbitrator, mediator, barrister, Senior Counsel, Supreme Court Judge and in policy advising in all aspects of international and domestic dispute resolution to governments and public and private organisations in Australia and elsewhere.

Dr Croft was, in 2009, appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria and for a decade, until his retirement in 2019, was the Judge in Charge of the Arbitration List in the Commercial Court of that Court.

He was also the Judge in Charge of a general Commercial List and Judge in Charge of the Taxation List in the Commercial Court of the Supreme Court of Victoria. During his decade in the Commercial Court he heard many very substantial and significant cases including multiple class actions and individual proceedings together with very significant arbitration proceedings.

In the 2019 Australia Day Honours Justice Croft (as he was then) was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) “For significant service to the law, and to the judiciary, particularly through commercial arbitration”.

For a detailed CV please click on the “Publications” tab.

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The Hon Dr Clyde Croft AM SC is the author, or co-author, of leading texts in the international arbitration, property, equity, leasing, securities and commercial law fields and of numerous articles and conference papers on commercial arbitration (domestic and international) and property and commercial law subjects. Justice Croft was an Adjunct Professor of Law, Deakin University, Melbourne. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2000 and holds the degrees of B Ec, LLB and LLM from Monash University, Melbourne, and PhD from the University of Cambridge.

For the CV of The Hon Dr Clyde Croft AM SC please click here.

For a list of arbitration cases of The Hon Dr Clyde Croft AM SC please click here.

QUALIFICATIONS:

PhD (University of Cambridge) (1983) (as a WM Tapp Research Student of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge)[“Lord (Chancellor) Hardwicke – An Assessment of his Legal Career” (a study of the foundations and development of modern equity)]; and
B Ec (1971); LL B (1973); LL M (1979) (Monash University, Melbourne).

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Dr Croft is also a Life Fellow of the Resolution Institute (IAMA), a Life Fellow of ACICA, a Judicial Fellow of AMINZ, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. He was a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). He was the IAMA National President (1997 - 2000) and was an IAMA National Councillor and IAMA Vice-President until his appointment. Dr Croft was the Treasurer, a Director and a Fellow of ACICA. He was an accredited mediator under the Australian National Mediator Accreditation System (and a Victorian Bar and IAMA Accredited Mediator) and a Sessional Member, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal – and is a Resolution Institute (IAMA) Accredited Mediator.

The Hon Dr Clyde Croft AM SC

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As an independent arbitrator and mediator, Dr Croft has over 30 years’ experience in international and Australian arbitration and mediation as an arbitrator, mediator, barrister, Senior Counsel, Supreme Court Judge and in policy advising in all aspects of international and domestic dispute resolution to governments and public and private organisations in Australia and elsewhere.

Dr Croft was, in 2009, appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria and for a decade, until his retirement in 2019, was the Judge in Charge of the Arbitration List in the Commercial Court of that Court.

He was also the Judge in Charge of a general Commercial List and Judge in Charge of the Taxation List in the Commercial Court of the Supreme Court of Victoria. During his decade in the Commercial Court he heard many very substantial and significant cases including multiple class actions and individual proceedings together with very significant arbitration proceedings.

In the 2019 Australia Day Honours Justice Croft (as he was then) was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) “For significant service to the law, and to the judiciary, particularly through commercial arbitration”.

For a detailed CV please click on the “Publications” tab.

Areas of Practice

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Publication

The Hon Dr Clyde Croft AM SC is the author, or co-author, of leading texts in the international arbitration, property, equity, leasing, securities and commercial law fields and of numerous articles and conference papers on commercial arbitration (domestic and international) and property and commercial law subjects. Justice Croft was an Adjunct Professor of Law, Deakin University, Melbourne. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2000 and holds the degrees of B Ec, LLB and LLM from Monash University, Melbourne, and PhD from the University of Cambridge.

For the CV of The Hon Dr Clyde Croft AM SC please click here.

For a list of arbitration cases of The Hon Dr Clyde Croft AM SC please click here.

Qualifications & Memberships

QUALIFICATIONS::

PhD (University of Cambridge) (1983) (as a WM Tapp Research Student of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge)[“Lord (Chancellor) Hardwicke – An Assessment of his Legal Career” (a study of the foundations and development of modern equity)]; and
B Ec (1971); LL B (1973); LL M (1979) (Monash University, Melbourne).

MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS:

Dr Croft is also a Life Fellow of the Resolution Institute (IAMA), a Life Fellow of ACICA, a Judicial Fellow of AMINZ, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. He was a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). He was the IAMA National President (1997 - 2000) and was an IAMA National Councillor and IAMA Vice-President until his appointment. Dr Croft was the Treasurer, a Director and a Fellow of ACICA. He was an accredited mediator under the Australian National Mediator Accreditation System (and a Victorian Bar and IAMA Accredited Mediator) and a Sessional Member, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal – and is a Resolution Institute (IAMA) Accredited Mediator.