Shaw QC

Charles appears in trials and appeals, principally in the Supreme Court and the Federal Court, in commercial law, corporations law, equity and trusts, insurance, professional negligence and property law.  He also has a substantial advice practice.

He has particular expertise in complex trust disputes and cases involving the interpretation of contracts, including complex contractual documents such as insurance policies and substantial commercial and finance agreements.  He has considerable experience in matters involving restraints of trade and professional negligence.  In addition, he has expertise in oppression claims, claims involving guarantees and indemnities and claims in relation to state taxation.

Charles is also a former Judicial Assistant in the English Court of Appeal to the Master of the Rolls, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers (subsequently the Senior Law Lord and then President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom).

Charles completed a Bachelor of Civil Law Degree at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, with an emphasis on restitution and equity.

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PH +61 3 8600 1771
Email [email protected]
FAX +61 3 8600 1770

Chambers: Room Lvl 26
Chancery Chambers
200 Queen Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Civil Appeals
Commercial Law
Property & Probate
Banking & Finance
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Contractual Disputes
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
Common Law
Intentional Torts
Insurance Law
Corporations Law & Securities Law
ASIC Investigations
ASIC Prosecutions
Directors' Liabilities
Financial Products Regulation
Managed Investment Schemes
Mergers & Acquisitions
Partnership Disputes
Shareholder Disputes
Equity & Trusts
Family Provision
Real Property
Wills & Probate
Industry Regulations
Gaming Industry
Professional Negligence
Property & Probate
Testator's Family Maintenance
Commercial Tenancies
Public Law & Administrative Law
Industry Regulations


Admitted to the Legal Profession:
03 Apr 1995
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
25 May 2000
Appointed Silk:
23 Oct 2019


B.Comm, LL.B (Hons) (Melb), BCL (Oxon)

Committee Memberships

Continuing Professional Development Committee
Ethics Committee