The Hon Craig Grierson COLVIN

Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 13.02.2018
Location: Perth

Other Commissions/Appointments:
Administrative Appeals Tribunal - Deputy President

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.

Associateship applications

Justice Colvin has now selected his Associate for 2021.

Justice Colvin invites those interested in being considered for the 2022 position to apply to his chambers by 31 March 2021.

Justice Colvin, together with Justice Banks-Smith, also invites those interested in being considered for the shared position of Research Associate to their Honours for 2022 to also apply to his or her Chambers by 31 March 2021.

Separate applications are required for each position and should take the form of a one page cover letter, brief CV and university transcript.  The successful applicants will be chosen in April 2021.

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 marked to the attention of the Chambers of Justice Colvin.

Updated April 2020.