Clyde Croft AM SC


Dr Croft is an independent arbitrator available for international and Australian commercial arbitrations. He is also available as a mediator, conciliator and expert determiner.

Dr Croft is a member of the Dawson Chambers Senior Arbitrator Group (Melbourne) and of Falcon Chambers Arbitration (London).

As an independent arbitrator and mediator, Dr Croft has over 30 years’ experience in international and Australian commercial 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.

Dr Croft has been a member of the Victorian Bar since 1978 (and the New South Wales Bar since 1977). He was appointed a Senior Counsel in 2000. He was admitted to practise in 1974.



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).
Dr Croft is also a Life Fellow of the Resolution Institute (IAMA), a Life Fellow of ACICA, a Fellow of AMINZ, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and a Fellow of the UNCITRAL National Coordination Committee for Australia (UNCCA). He is 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.


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”.

Dr Croft has been appointed as a Professor in the Monash Law Faculty. Professor the Hon Clyde Croft AM SC will focus on further developing Monash Law as an international and domestic commercial arbitration leader in Australia. He is the Convenor of the Monash Law Commercial Disputes Group.


Dr Croft 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 (Australian and international) and property and commercial law subjects.


Dawson Chambers
405 Little Bourke Street
Australia 3000
Tel: +61 3 9229 5067
or +61 (0)400 231 936
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Falcon Chambers
Falcon Court
London EC4Y 1AA
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7353 2484 or
+61 400 231 936
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