Rob Shaw is a partner in Lavan’s Construction & Infrastructure team.
Rob practises in all areas of construction law including drafting, reviewing and negotiating construction contracts, ongoing contract administration and dispute resolution.
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.
Commercial litigation and dispute resolution
Project documentation and contract advice
Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Australia (1985)
Bachelor of Jurisprudence, University of Western Australia (1984)
High Court of Australia (1990)
Asialaw Profiles Construction - 2015
The Best Lawyers™ in Australia in Construction & Infrastructure Law (WA) - 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 & 2024
Doyle’s Guide Leading Construction Lawyer - 2014, 2022, 2023
Doyle’s Guide Recommended Construction Lawyer - 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018
Australian Institute of Building (Fellow)