John Digby The Hon. KC

ADMITTED  1979    BAR  1979

CLERK CONTACT  03 9225 7999

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John Digby,


  • Arbitration
  • Arbitration Mediation ADR
  • Arbitrators
  • Arbitrators International
  • Expert Determination
  • International Arbitration
  • Mediators / Retired Judges




We are pleased to announce that The Honourable John Digby QC, who has recently retired from the Supreme Court of Victoria, has returned to Devers List and is available to undertake Arbitration, Expert Evaluations and Mediation work.

John was admitted to practice and joined the Victorian Bar in 1979, and was appointed Queens Counsel 1993.

In 2012 John was appointed to the Supreme Court of Victoria and sat as a judge in the Commercial List, and was during his appointment the Judge in Admiralty and Judge in Charge of the Technology, Engineering and Construction List.

While at the Bar John built a reputation as a leading commercial barrister specialising in engineering and construction matters and appeared in numerous large and complex Court proceedings and major municipal and International Arbitrations both in Australia and abroad. John also acted as an Arbitrator.

John was a Senior Fellow of the Law school of Melbourne University and lectured part time for more than a decade in the Masters Course in International Construction Law focusing on International Arbitration Law.

John has served for more than a decade as a Director and the Treasurer of the Australian Academy of Law and is a past President of the Commercial Bar Association of the Victorian Bar. John served on the Executive of the Victorian Bar Council and was Chairman of the Victorian Bar in 2008-2009.

John is Chairman of Barristers Chambers Limited and Chairman of the Victorian Bar Foundation, and Chairman of the Victorian Commercial Arbitration Scheme.