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Shane Dawson

QUALIFICATIONS  LLB/BSc (Melbourne)
ADMITTED  2015    BAR  2021
CHAMBERS  ACK 2901A

PHONE  9225 6391
EMAIL  shane.dawson@vicbar.com.au

Shane Dawson, LLB/BSc (Melbourne)

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Administrative Law
  • Common Law
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Equal Opportunity / Discrimination
  • Insurance
  • Medical Negligence
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence

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Experience

Shane has a broad practice in insurance, administrative and common law matters, with a focus on the health and medical context.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Shane was a Senior Associate at Meridian Lawyers. He had carriage of medical negligence claims, acting on behalf of hospitals and practitioners in a diverse range of matters, including multi-party, nervous shock, and dependency claims. Shane also acted for health practitioners in disciplinary investigations and proceedings, coronial inquests, and criminal prosecutions.

Shane has considerable experience providing advice to insurers in relation to indemnity, policy coverage, and interpretation. He has acted for associations, veterinarians, and childcare centres in both civil claims and regulatory investigations. Shane has also practised in personal injury claims more generally, including public liability, industrial accidents, and product liability.

Shane has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne.

He is reading with Ben Jellis and his Senior Mentor is Stephen O’Meara QC.

From 7 May 2021, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.