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J A Hugh Foxcroft, QC

Since the early 1980's Hugh Foxcroft has developed a civil practice involving appearances and paperwork relating to construction and commercial matters predominantly before arbitrators, special referees and in the Supreme Court. During the last twenty years his practice has been principally concerned with major commercial construction and civil engineering project litigation, appearing mainly in arbitrations and special references.

Hugh Foxcroft regularly appears as an advocate and provides advice in proceedings related to major projects in Victoria, interstate and overseas. Representative projects include the Crown Casino, Victorian Hospitals Cogeneration Project, Melbourne City Link, Victoria Regional Fast Rail Project, Geelong Road, Eastlink, the Spencer Street Station Redevelopment, and the Bakun Hydro-power Project (Philippines).

Significant construction law cases in which Hugh Foxcroft has appeared include Command v Fletcher [1999] VSC 235, Boral Resources (Vic) Pty Ltd v Robak Engineering & Construction Pty Ltd [1999] 2 VR 507, Manningham City Council v Dura (Australia) Constructions [1999] 3 VR 13, Anaconda Operations v Fluor Daniel [1999] 16 BCL 230, Rejan Constructions Pty Ltd v Manningham Medical Centre Pty Ltd [2002] VSC 279, Australian Rail Track Corporation Ltd v Leighton Contractors [2003] VSC 189, and HIA Insurance Services Pty Ltd v Davey (2003) 7 VR 512.

Hugh Foxcroft was appointed Senior Counsel in 2000. He is admitted to practice in all Australian jurisdictions. As a Grade 1 arbitrator, Fellow and former National Councillor of the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia he has extensive experience in the conduct of arbitrations, including international arbitrations (most recently appearing for a party in ICC Case No. 11264).

Accredited by the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia as an adjudicator under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (Vic) Hugh Foxcroft has published adjudication determinations with reasons. As a member of the Construction and Infrastructure Law Committee of the Law Council of Australia, Business Law Section, he currently serves as Deputy Chair. A long term member of the committee of the Building Dispute Practitioners' Society, he served as President from 1995 to 1997.

An accredited mediator with the Victorian Bar, Hugh Foxcroft has mediated many proceedings referred out to mediation by Judges in charge of the Building Cases Lists in the Supreme and County Courts of Victoria.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

Name: J A Hugh Foxcroft, QC
Date of Birth:
Tel: (03) 8600 1768
Facsimile: (03) 8600 1770
Admitted In Victoria: 1978
Signed Bar Roll: 1981
Appointed Senior Counsel: 2000
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