Jim Shaw Barrister

Jim Shaw


Owen Dixon Chambers West

Room 0203

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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James Shaw’s practice is predominantly in building, engineering and construction disputes, and in particular those with a significant technical or engineering focus.  

James has experience in appearance work in all state courts and in VCAT. He has also been appointed as arbitrator, and in that capacity has conducted hearings and delivered interlocutory orders and a final award. He regularly participates in mediations.

James has a background as a practising structural engineer for over 10 years prior to turning to the law, and as a result he has a thorough understanding of the technical issues associated with Technology, Engineering and Construction disputes. He also has a practical knowledge of procurement and contractual issues associated with the construction industry. With his extensive background as an engineer, he is able to come to terms with complex expert evidence quickly.

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.

To get in touch with Jim Shaw | or for more information please contact the Clerk on: +61 3 9225 7222 or clerkb@greenslist.com.au

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