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Gabi Crafti

Bar roll 2007 Admitted 2003
  • Commercial Law Public Law
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Gabi Crafti practises in commercial litigation, including insurance law, building and construction law, trade practices and corporate insolvency.

Gabi is an experienced commercial law barrister, recently listed in: Doyle’s Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Junior Counsel – Victoria, 2017; Doyle's Leading Construction & Infrastructure Barristers – Victoria, 2017; and the AFR's 2017 Best Lawyers for her work in Insurance Law.

Gabi also practises in public law and professional disciplinary matters.

She has appeared in all Victorian and federal courts.  She appeared junior to Jeff Gleeson QC in the High Court of Australia for the successful appellant in Miller & Associates Insurance Broking Pty Ltd v BMW Australia Finance Ltd (2010) 241 CLR 357.  She has also appeared on appearing on behalf of the plaintiff in the Supreme Court of Victoria, junior to Jeff Gleeson QC, in Metricon Homes Pty Ltd v Calliden Insurance Limited.

She is currently briefed in Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd v Aegis Correctional Partnership Pty Ltd on behalf of the plaintiff, in the Supreme Court of Victoria, led by Jeff Gleeson QC and in Gu v AHA Pacific Pty Ltd on behalf of the plaintiff in the Supreme Court of Victoria, junior to Anthony Lo Surdo SC. She is also briefed in Maynard v Moneygram Payment Systems Inc on behalf of the respondent in the Supreme Court of Victoria. Other matters in which she is presently engaged include a contractual dispute between a German software provider and an Australian licensee, a life insurance dispute in the County Court of Victoria on behalf of an insurer and a professional disciplinary matter on behalf of the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner.

Gabi's clients have included Yarra Trams, Multiplex, Metricon Homes, Vero, AAMI, MLC, AIA, AAI, Westpac, and public sector clients such as the Department of Sustainability and Environment, the Department of Justice, the Director of Public Transport (for the Victorian Taxi Directorate), the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and some of its former Victorian boards, the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner, the Victorian WorkCover Authority, the Transport Accident Commission.

Gabi was elected to Victorian Bar Council (2010-2011) and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law (2008-2011). She read with David Batt QC.

Prior to joining the Bar, Gabi was a litigation solicitor at Mallesons and Allens, and was associate to the Hon. Justice Weinberg when his Honour was at the Federal Court of Australia.

Gabi also has experience in government and legal policy, having worked as a Senior Legal Policy Officer at the Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation. In that role, she managed aspects of the Attorney-General’s civil law reform program, with a particular focus on dispute resolution and access to justice. Her legislative projects included the introduction of the Victorian Court of Appeal’s 2014 civil appeals reforms and the implementation of the Vexatious Proceedings Act 2014 (Vic). 

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation

Contact

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Chambers & Clerk

Aickin Chambers
Level 27 Room 2

200 Queen Street 
Melbourne VIC 3000 

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Jane King

03 9225 8558

Expertise

Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Building & Construction
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Banking & Finance
  • Competition
  • Equity & Trusts
Public Law
  • Appellate
  • Administrative Law
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Judicial Review
Tort Law
  • Professional Negligence

Qualifications

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Bachelor of Arts

Admitted

Victoria

Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Gu v AHA Pacific Pty Ltd (SCV S ECI 2017 00148) (led by Antony Lo Surdo SC)

Maynard v MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc. (SCV S CI 2017 01547)

Metricon Homes Pty Ltd v Calliden Insurance Limited (SCV S ECI 2017 000001) (led by Jeff Gleeson QC)

Maynard v MoneyGram Payment Systems, Inc. (Civil Claims) [2017] VCAT 463

Giland Pty Ltd v Clarence Conveyancing Pty Ltd (VCC No. CI-16-00596)

Victorian Legal Services Commissioner v McNab (VCAT No. J2/2016)

Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd v Aegis Correctional Partnership Pty Ltd (SCV S ECI 2015 000484) (led by Jeff Gleeson QC)

Woods v Lowy (SCV S CI 2015 0111)

Laughton v Williams (VCC No. CI-15-01697)

Micallef v AAI Limited (VCC No CI-15-01083)

Erskine Super Company Pty Ltd v Goldfields Pty Ltd (VCC No. CI-15-00872)

Adams v Clark Homes Pty Ltd (Building and Property) [2015] VCAT 1658

Vocational Training Group Pty Ltd (in liq) v State of Victoria (SCV S ECI 2014 000062)

Wood v AIA Australia Limited (VCC No. CI-14-03948)

Smedley v MLC Nominees Pty Ltd (VCC No. CI-14-00687) (led by John Noonan QC)

Laidlaw Holdings Pty Ltd v Fieschi (VCC No. CI-14-04456) (led by Jeremy Twigg QC)

Legal Services Commissioner v Cantwell [2012] VCAT 890

De Stefano v MLC Limited (unreported, Financial Ombudsman Service Limited case no. 13873, February 2012) (led by Jeff Gleeson QC)

Lederberger v Mediterranean Olives Financial Pty Ltd (VSCA SCI 2011 01385) (led by Jeff Gleeson QC)

Will v Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal [2011] VCAT 1739

Psychology Board of Australia v Ildiri [2011] VCAT 1036

Miller & Associates Insurance Broking Pty Ltd v BMW Australia Finance Limited (2010) 241 CLR 357; [2010] HCA 31 (led by Jeff Gleeson QC)

Rashed v Perpetual Trustees Victoria Ltd [2010] FCA 1046 (led by Kris Hanscombe QC)

Haile-Michael v Konstantinidis (FCA VID 969 of 2010) (led by Debbie Mortimer SC and Rachel Doyle SC)

Victorian Workcover Authority v Bruck Textiles Pty Ltd [2010] VCC 463 (led by John Simpson)

Victorian Workcover Authority v Bruck Textiles Pty Ltd [2010] VCC 141 (led by John Simpson)

Ngo v Minister for Immigration [2010] FMCA 32

Osteopathy Board of Australia v De Antonis (VCAT No B159/2010)

MSU v Secretary to the Department of Justice [2010] VCAT 2076

TGN v Secretary to the Department of Justice [2010] VCAT 2004

XY v Director of Public Transport [2010] VCAT 1828

SVP v Secretary to the Department of Justice [2010] VCAT 1496

Feakes v Cardinia Shire Council [2010] VCAT 1436

Unicross Nominees Pty Ltd v Director of Public Transport [2010] VCAT 1217

Nurses Board of Victoria v Lukose [2010] VCAT 508

Miller & Associates Insurance Broking Pty Ltd v BMW Australia Finance [2009] HCATrans 337 (led by Jeff Gleeson QC)

BMW Australia Finance Limited v Miller & Associates Insurance Broking Pty Ltd (2009) 27 VR 243 [2009] VSCA 117 (led by Jeff Gleeson QC)

Matthews v Ausnet Electricity Services Pty Ltd (VSC S CI 2009 04788) (led by Pat Zappia QC)

O'Keefe v Transport Accident Commission [2009] VCC 1681 (led by David Curtain QC)

Hersi v Director of Public Transport [2009] VCAT 2346

Qaline v Director of Public Transport [2009] VCAT 2271

Warsame v Director of Public Transport [2009] VCAT 2222

Rai v Director of Public Transport [2009] VCAT 2187

Abdallah v Director of Public Transport [2009] VCAT 1490

Beauglehall v Director of Public Transport [2009] VCAT 1084

Habib v Director of Public Transport [2009] VCAT 979

Ahmed v Director of Public Transport [2009] VCAT 900 Spandideas v Vellar [2008] VSC 198 (led by Stephen O'Meara QC)

Publications

Memberships

Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association

Member of Australian Insurance Law Association

Member of Society of Construction Law Australia

Member of International Commission of Jurists Victoria