Admitted as a Solicitor: 1993
Admitted to the Bar: 2005 (NSW)
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Craig was called to the bar in 2005 and undertook his readership under the tutelage of Dr Andrew Bell SC, currently the President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal.
He has a broad commercial practice including building and construction, general commercial, Australian Consumer Law, shipping/transport, corporations/insolvency, equity, professional negligence, cross boarder litigation and anti-suit injunctions. He regularly appears in the Federal, Supreme, and District Courts as well as in NCAT. Craig also appears as counsel in mediations and commercial arbitrations, both domestic and international.
In 2015 Craig undertook a Diploma International Commercial Arbitration at Jesus College, University of Oxford under the tutelage of Professor Doug Jones. In 2017 Craig was appointed a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London, and the following year was appointed Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration in Sydney. Craig is a NSW Bar ADR Approved Arbitrator and has been appointed to the NSW District Court Arbitration Panel. He has appeared as counsel in leading reported cases in respect to enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Australia.
These appointments recognize Craig’s leading experience in the area of arbitration. He is also a member of the ICC in Paris and is available for appointment as an arbitrator in both institutional and ad-hoc arbitrations in both Australia and overseas.
As part of his arbitration qualifications Craig is also trained in commercial mediation and regularly accepts appointments to act as mediator in commercial disputes. He adopts a commercial and pragmatic approach when acting as a mediator and has particular expertise in disputes involving financing arrangements, leases and guarantees.
Shorten v David Hurst Constructions Pty Ltd (2008) 72 NSWLR 211
Shorten v David Hurst Constructions Pty Ltd (2009) 25 BCL 205;  NSWSC 546.
Uganda Telecom Ltd v Hi Tech Telecom Pty Ltd (2011) FCA 206; (2011) ALR 441;
The cans John West rejects: developments in the meaning of “occurrence” (Australian Insurance Law Bulletin)