Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw

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.

Direct  +61 8 9288 6889
Mobile  +61 401 718 994
Fax  +61 8 9288 6001

Construction & Infrastructure
Construction Industry Seminars
Oil & Gas


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


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 - 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, 2024


Australian Institute of Building (Fellow)

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