Thomson Reuters is pleased to announce the appointment of The Hon. Justice Clyde Croft as the Section Editor for a brand new Victorian Law Section in The Australian Law Journal. As part of a reinvigoration program, a range of new Sections are being commissioned to ensure that subscribers are receiving a wide range of valuable and useful content.
Justice Croft practised extensively in property and commercial law and was an arbitrator and mediator in property, construction and commercial disputes, domestically and internationally. He was an Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators (IAMA) Grade 1 Arbitrator (the highest grading), a member of the IAMA Australian and international panel of commercial arbitrators, a member of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group (APRAG) panels of international arbitrators; and represented APRAG at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) International Arbitration Working Group Sessions from 2005 until 2010. Justice Croft was a member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law Working Group on Choice of Law in International Contracts.
Justice Croft is also a Life Fellow of IAMA, a Life Fellow of ACICA, a Judicial Fellow of AMINZ and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. 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. Justice 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. He 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 is 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.
Justice Croft is the judge in charge of List C (General Commercial) and also of the Arbitration List in the Commercial Court of the Supreme Court of Victoria.
The Hon. Justice Clyde Croft’s expertise on the law of Victoria will be of great benefit to readers of The Australian Law Journal and we take great pleasure in welcoming him to the team.