Robert Ellicott QC

Called to the Bar in 1950

Contact

[Phone] 0292313133
[Fax] 0292334164
[Email] clerk@16wardell.com.au

Areas of Practice

 

Admitted to Queens Counsel 1964  

 

Previous occupation or roles:

 

May 1969 to November 1973: Commonwealth Solicitor General

 

1970 to 1974: Australian Delegate to United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

 

May 1974: Elected as a member of the House of Representatives in the Australian Parliament

 

1975 to 1977: Commonwealth Attorney-General

 

1977 to 1981: Commonwealth Minister for Home Affairs (including responsibility for arts, sport, women’s affairs and external territories)

 

1977 to 1980: Minister for the Capital Territory

 

1979 to 1981: Established the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra

 

1980 to 1981: Minister for Home Affairs and the Environment

 

1981 to 1983: Judge of the Federal Court of Australia

 

1986 to 1996: Member of several panels of arbitrators in arbitrations relating to the value of and other issues concerning oil and gas produced off-shore Australia

 

1995 to date: Judge of the Court of Arbitration for Sport established by International Olympic Committee at Lausanne

 

1998 – 2002: Judge of Ad Hoc Divisions of Court of Arbitration for Sport Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur (1998), Sydney Olympics (2000) and the Winter Olympics (Salt Lake City) (2002).

 

2000 to date: Judge of the Oceania Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport

 

2007 to date: Member of the Council of the National Judicial College of Australia as the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s representative.

 

Particular cases

 

1973: Appeared in the International Court of Justice as Counsel for Australia in the Nuclear Test Case

 

1986 to date: Acted as arbitrator and as counsel in number of arbitrations

 

Mid 1990s to date: Acted as mediator frequently in more recent times and have acted as counsel in mediations on numerous occasions

Numerous High Court, Federal Court and Supreme Court cases as counsel