Shane accepts instructions across all of Chambers’ main practice areas. He has an extensive commercial practice and is particularly experienced in large-scale and long running fraud litigation. 

Shane is Junior Counsel to the Crown (C Panel) and regularly acts for both Claimants and the Government in public law matters. He is especially interested in cases where commercial issues overlap with public law principles. He also has considerable experience of acting pro bono in matters concerning terrorism, security and torture.

Shane also practices in employment law, through which he has gained considerable experience of trial advocacy as sole counsel.

Experience

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Commercial

Shane has wide experience of commercial litigation, and has acted both in large trials and in a variety of interlocutory hearings. He also has experience of international arbitration and financial services disputes.

Shane is currently instructed on commercial cases in the High Court, the Court of Appeal, and the London Court of International Arbitration. He has previously appeared in the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Tribunal.

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

Shane is particularly experienced in large-scale and long running fraud litigation, including interlocutory actions and enforcement proceedings. He also has considerable experience of international arbitration practice and procedure in a fraud context. 

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Public & Regulatory

Shane is interested in all spheres of public law practice and acts for both Claimants and the Government. He is especially interested in cases where commercial issues overlap with public law principles. He also has considerable experience of acting pro bono in matters concerning terrorism, security and torture. 

Shane was appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown (C Panel) in 2015. Shane's work on the panel includes advising on the restructuring of public infrastructure and assets. Shane also regularly appears in immigration and prison cases.

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Shane has considerable experience of acting pro bono in matters concerning terrorism, security and torture, and recently appeared as Junior Counsel for the UN Interveners in the Supreme Court case Belhaj v Straw, a case with major implications for the bringing of civil claims in relation to rendition and torture.

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Employment

Shane also practices in employment law and is particularly interested in matters where commercial, employment and/or public law principles intersect. He has co-authored the chapter on third party liability (dealing with economic torts and knowing receipt) in the new edition of Paul Goulding QC (ed.) Employee Competition (OUP, 2016).

Shane is also very interested in discrimination law, and has acted in a variety of cases raising issues under the Equality Act 2010. 

Shane has gained substantial trial advocacy experience as sole counsel in a variety of substantive employment tribunal hearings, examples of which can be found below.

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Media & Entertainment

As part of his commercial practice Shane has been involved in a number of intellectual property cases within the sphere of Media and Entertainment. He has particular experience of litigation concerning mass online copyright infringement.

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Sport

Shane has acted in a range of cases involving sports regulators, clubs and agencies, including employment claims, commercial claims and appeals against disciplinary penalties. He is an avid rugby fan and regularly advises clubs on rugby disciplinary citations.

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Achievements

Education

BA (Oxon.) First Class (4th in year); BCL (Distinction)

Prizes & Scholarships

  • Pupil Advocacy Prize (Inner Temple, 2011)
  • Rawlinson Debating Cup: Winner (Inner Temple, 2010)
  • Thomas Finlay Intervarsity Moot: Finalist & Best Speaker (UCD Law Society, 2010)
  • Princess Royal Scholarship (Inner Temple, 2009 - 2010)
  • Freshfields Bruckhouse Deringer Scholarship (Oxford University, 2008)
  • Lincoln College Exhibitioner (Oxford University, 2005 – 2007)

Publications

Co-author of Third Party Liability, Chapter 3 in Paul Goulding QC (ed.) Employee Competition 3rd Edition (OUP, 2016)

Other Interests

Music, Travel, Rugby, Photography

VAT registration number: 120943145

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