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Geoff Shaw

Geoff Shaw

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MinterEllison
Australia

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Profile
Geoff Shaw is a litigation and dispute resolution specialist with extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution including successful mediations, expert determinations, and neutral evaluations. He has acted for government and private clients across Australia in relation to contractual, common law and statutory claims.

Geoff has successfully prosecuted and defended court proceedings across a range of jurisdictions, including the High Court, Federal Court and State and Territory Supreme Courts. He has led key Commonwealth proceedings including a long-running leasing dispute in the Supreme Court of Western Australia, obtaining urgent interlocutory relief (Commonwealth v Merilla).

Geoff has significant experience in preparing Senate estimates briefs, Ministerial advice, briefs for decision-makers, responding to Ombudsman investigations and Senate inquiries. He regularly advises on the application of the Legal Services Directions and compliance with the Commonwealth's Model Litigant obligations. Additionally, Geoff has completed a number of secondments with government departments, giving him a unique perspective and understanding of government priorities. This insight ensures Geoff's strategic advice is provided in a way that meets clients' legal priorities while managing non-legal risks.

Independent legal guide Best Lawyers: Australia, recognises Geoff is a leading government lawyer.

Education

LLB (HONS) (AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, 2006); BEC (AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY, 2006)
Areas of Practice

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