Tony Fitzgerald


The Honourable Gerald Edward (Tony) Fitzgerald AC, QC

Mediations, Arbitrations & Expert Determinations
Retired Judge of Appeal.
Queens Counsel, New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.
Fellow, Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia.
Fellow, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration Ltd.
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Inaugural Fellow, LEADR Association of Dispute Resolvers.
Member, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission Arbitration Panel.
Accredited Arbitrator and Mediator, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.
Member, Singapore International Arbitration Centre International Arbitration Panel.
Member, National Electricity Market of Singapore Dispute Resolution and Compensation Arbitration Panel.
Panel Member, Australian National Electricity Market Dispute Management System.
Member, ADR Chambers International Mediation and Arbitration panels.
Member, World Intellectual Property Organisation Arbitration and
Mediation Center’s List of Neutrals.

Former judicial offices:
Judge, Federal Court of Australia and Supreme Court of Australian Capital Territory, 1981-1984.
Inaugural President, Queensland Court of Appeal, 1991-1998.
Judge of Appeal, New South Court of Appeal, 1998-2001.

Public inquiries chaired:
Commission of Inquiry into Official Corruption in Queensland, 1987-1989.
Commission of Inquiry into the Conservation, Management and Use of Fraser Island* and the Great Sandy Region (*subsequently listed on World Heritage Register), 1990-1991.
Cape York Justice Study, 2001.
Current offices:
Honorary Professor, Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance, Griffith University.

Former Offices (Public):
Presidential Member, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, 1981-1984.
Member, Australian Law Reform Commission, 1981-1984.
Chairman, Australian Heritage Commission 1990-1991.
Inaugural Chairman, Queensland Litigation Reform Commission, 1991-1992.
Honorary Mediator and Consultant to Queensland Department of Premier and Cabinet, Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2002.

Former offices (other):

Chairman, National Institute for Law, Ethics and Public Affairs, 1992-1995.
Inaugural Chancellor, Sunshine Coast University, 1994-1998.
Deputy Chairman, Mater Health Services Governing Board, Brisbane, 1995-1998.
Chairperson, Advisory Board, Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice & Governance, 1998-2002.
Professorial Fellow, University of Melbourne Law School.
Jury Member, International Justice In the World Prize, Justice in the World Foundation of the International Association of Judges 2002 – 2003.
Chairperson, Law and Justice Foundation of NSW 2001-2005.
Director, Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth 2002-2005.
Chair, Advisory Board, Griffith University Innocence Project 2002-2005.
Member, Advisory Board, State Library of NSW Legal Information Access Centre 2002-2005.
Chairperson, National Pro Bono Resource Centre 2004 -2006.

Education and professional career:
Graduated LL.B., University of Queensland, 1964.
Admitted to Queensland Bar, 1964.
Appointed Queen’s Counsel, Queensland, 1975, New South Wales and Victoria.
Visiting Scholar, New York University School of Law, 1997.

Companion of the Order of Australia, 1991.
Doctor of Queensland University of Technology, 1995.
Doctor of Sunshine Coast University, 1999.
Doctor of Griffith University, 2003.

Mediation, arbitration and expert determination of disputes relating to:
Banking & Finance, Commercial, Contract, Corporations, Defamation, Equity, Insolvency, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Media, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Property, Public Administration, Public Liability, Securities, Taxation, Telecommunications, Trade Practices, Trusts and Wills.