The Hon Craig Grierson COLVIN

Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 13.02.2018
Location: Perth

Other Commissions/Appointments:
Administrative Appeals Tribunal - Deputy President
Australian Law Reform Commission - Part-time Commissioner

Craig Grierson Colvin was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia on 13 February 2018.

He graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Jurisprudence with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours. In 1985 he served as associate to the Hon. Justice Toohey. In 1993 he obtained a Master of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia. He became a member of the Independent Bar in 1995 and was appointed Senior Counsel for Western Australia in 2001.

Prior to his appointment, Justice Colvin practised in commercial and civil disputes, particularly in the areas of economic regulation, contract law, administrative law and equity, until his appointment to the Bench. He acted as an arbitrator, mediator and expert in the resolution of commercial disputes.

His Honour served as President of both the Western Australian Bar Association and of the Australian Bar Association and as Acting Parliamentary Inspector of the Corruption and Crime Commission in Western Australia.

Associate and Research Associate applications

Justice Colvin has now selected his Associate and Research Associate for 2025.

Applications for the positions of Justice Colvin's Associate and Research Associate in 2026 will open in December 2024.  Further information and the closing date for applications will be published on the Federal Court website at that time.

General information about the associate positions can be found on the Judges' Associates page of the Employment section of the Federal Court website.

If you have any queries in relation to the process, please send an email to his Honour's Executive Assistant:

Updated May 2024