Marilyn Warren The Hon. AC KC

ADMITTED  1975    BAR  1985

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Judicial Background

The Hon Marilyn Warren AC QC is the former Chief Justice of Victoria (2003-2017).
At the time she stepped down she was the longest serving of the then state and
federal Chief Justices.
Earlier she was a Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria (1998-2003) including
sitting as the Judge in Charge of the Commercial List and the Corporations List (now
combined as the Commercial Court). She presided over hundreds of commercial
trials and appeals.


The former Chief Justice presently sits as a domestic and international arbitrator.
She is a member of the Dawson Chambers Senior Arbitration Group.
She is co-author with Croft and Stamboulakis of the major arbitration text,
International and Australian Commercial Arbitration (LexisNexis 2021).
As a former elite athlete (Squash), and former sports appellate tribunal member, she
also sits on international and national sports arbitrations and mediations.


She is a Vice Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow of Monash University and a member
of the Monash University Global Leaders’ Summit.
As a Professor, she is involved in teaching advanced commercial law, international
arbitration and transnational dispute resolution in the Monash University Faculty of
Law postgraduate programs.
She was the Judge in Residence 2020-21 at the University of Melbourne Law

Professional Life

The former Chief Justice has been a member of the Victorian Bar since 1985. She
was appointed a Queen’s Counsel (QC) in 1997. At the Bar she practised in
commercial and administrative law including environmental, town planning and local
government law.


Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (2006-2017)
Companion of the Order of Australia (AC)
Former Chair: Courts Council of Victoria; Judicial Commission of Victoria; Judicial
College of Victoria; Victoria Law Foundation; Council of Legal Education; and
Council of the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
Founding Member of the Board of Governors of the Asian Business Law Institute

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