James Shaw’s practice is predominantly in building, engineering and construction disputes, particularly those with a significant technical or engineering focus. With a background as a practising structural engineer for over 10 years prior to turning to the law, James has a thorough understanding of the technical issues associated with Technology, Engineering and Construction disputes, as well as having a practical knowledge of procurement and contractual issues associated with the construction industry.
James has a great interest in understanding the technical issues in a dispute, and how such issues relate to the legal and strategic aspects of the case.
Before coming to the bar, James completed his articles and worked as a solicitor at Allens Arthur Robinson, where his practice included construction law, insurance, and general commercial litigation. He was primarily involved in proceedings in the Supreme Court, including in both the Commercial List and the Building Cases List, and in the AAT.
James has experience in appearance work in all state courts and in VCAT. He also regularly represents parties in mediations.
James's legal qualification is the Juris Doctor from the University of Melbourne, where he obtained prizes for the student placed first in Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, Corporations Law and Intellectual Property.
James's practice as an engineer saw him in lead roles on large and complex building projects in Australia, the United Kingdom and Germany. In this capacity he was lead structural engineer responsible for the design of the Tate Modern art gallery in London and the Australian Embassy in Berlin, as well as senior engineer responsible for a 5,800 seat Olympic capacity underground velodrome and multi-purpose venue in Berlin. Mr Shaw is a chartered member of the Institution of Structural Engineers, London.
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