Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw practises in all areas of construction law including drafting, reviewing and negotiating construction contracts, ongoing contract administration and dispute resolution. Rob is a partner in Lavan’s Construction and Infrastructure team.

Rob has over 30 years of experience in construction law and is familiar with the issues of concern to industry participants. 

This includes issues arising during construction works such as pulling bank guarantees, site access, extensions of time, delay costs, liquidated damages, variations, overcoming time bars and termination.  It also includes methods of dispute resolution such as rapid adjudication under the Construction Contracts Act, arbitration, mediation and litigation.

Rob has significant relationships with a range of developers, architects and engineers, project managers, contractors and subcontractors, programmers, quantity surveyors and other consultants. He is also actively involved in construction industry associations including the Australian Institute of Building.

Direct  +61 8 9288 6889
Mobile  0401 718 994
Fax  +61 8 9288 6001

Construction & Infrastructure
Construction Industry Seminars
Oil & Gas


Commercial litigation and dispute resolution
Construction law
Project documentation and contract advice


Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building

Bachelor of Laws
University of Western Australia (1985)

Bachelor of Jurisprudence
University of Western Australia (1984)


High Court of Australia (1990)

Supreme Court of Western Australia (1985)


Asialaw Profiles (Construction) 2017

The Best Lawyers™ in Australia in Construction/Infrastructure Law 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Doyle’s Guide Recommended Lawyer (Construction) 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017

Doyle’s Guide Leading Lawyer (Construction) 2014, 2022


Australian Institute of Building

Business Council of Australia (Construction Law Committee)

Law Society of Western Australia

Member Master Builders Association

Resolution Institute

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