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Daniel Shaw

Call 2007

Daniel Shaw has been practising in the field of construction and engineering disputes for almost 10 years. He has experience of litigation, arbitration, adjudication, and mediation. Prior to joining Crown Office Chambers, Daniel practised at Keating Chambers and White & Case.

Daniel obtained a first class undergraduate degree in law – coming top of his year – and went on to obtain a postgraduate construction engineering degree at the University of Cambridge.

Daniel is the author of Chapter 26 (Construction Litigation) in Emden’s Construction Law, and lectures at the University of Cambridge.

International Arbitration

Examples of Daniel’s recent international work include:

Arbitration – ICC – FIDIC Yellow – 15 day hearing concerning allegations of professional negligence – approximately £3.2m – advising and representing the employer – ongoing

Arbitration – ad hoc – bespoke form – commercial dispute between middle-eastern PMCC and its North American shareholder – approximately £15m – successfully advised the PMCC

Litigation – Switzerland – arising out of the takeover of Swiss haulage/transport firm by a joint venture – approx. £1m – advised and represented the target during the takeover, and in relation to subsequent claims for non-payment

Arbitration – ICC – FIDIC Yellow – 24 day hearing concerning concrete defects – approximately £60m – advising and representing the employer – ongoing

Arbitration – ICC – FIDIC Yellow – 10 day hearing concerning structural steel design defects – approximately £14.2m – successfully advised and represented the employer

Arbitration – UNCITRAL – FIDIC Red – 8 day hearing concerning fraudulent misrepresentation relating to pre-FEED and FEED services provided by North American consultancy to North African employer – approximately £10m – advised and represented the employer

Arbitration – ICC – FIDIC Red – approximately £1.5bn claim for defects arising out of construction of new university – advised and represented the employer

Arbitration – ICC – bespoke form – termination of a 25-year BOOT contract between a joint venture employer and middle-eastern contractor following an explosion at a process plant – successfully advised and represented the employer

Adjudication

Adjudication – arising out of planning and design services worth over £1.5m provided to a local authority – bespoke contract – successfully represented referring party

Adjudication – concerning defects valued at £8.3m at a DC/AC electricity converter station in Scotland – bespoke contract (based on FIDIC Silver) – successfully represented responding party

Adjudication – arising out of design and construction services worth approximately £500,000 provided to a homeowner – JCT MW form – successfully represented referring party

Adjudication – arising out of planning and design service relating to a racing circuit – bespoke contract – ongoing

Construction & Engineering

Litigation – arising out of cladding of hotel in central London, now considered defective following the recent fire at Grenfell Tower – JCT DB 2009 form – advising main contractor – ongoing

Litigation – arising out of cladding of (inter alia) new build properties in White City, London, now considered defective following the recent fire at Grenfell Tower – advising specialist sub-contractor – ongoing

Litigation – arising out of certification of products for export provided by a company now in liquidation – bespoke contract – successfully resisted various interim applications brought by the claimant – ongoing

Litigation – TCC adjudication enforcement proceedings – successfully representing the referring party

Litigation – professional negligence claim arising out of redevelopment of large residential property in Notting Hill, London – JCT DB form – representing employer – ongoing

Litigation – bringing a claim for non-payment, and defending a counterclaim concerning defects, arising out of the construction of a newly-built road in west London – bespoke contract – successfully represented main contractor

Litigation – claim for damages arising out of services provided by national hotel chain – bespoke contract – successfully represented defendant (including on appeal)

Awards


  • Brooking Prize Commendation, Society of Construction Law Australia (2014)
  • Hudson Prize High Commendation, Society of Construction Law (2011)
  • Mould Senior Scholarship, Gray’s Inn (2010)
  • Robin Jacob Award, Gray’s Inn (2008)
  • Albion Richardson Award, Gray’s Inn (2007)
  • Sweet & Maxwell Prize for Highest First Class Degree, University of Keele (2006)
  • Michael Whincup Prize, University of Keele (2005)
  • KJD Prize for Contract Law, University of Keele (2005)

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Qualifications


  • MSt Construction Engineering, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge (2013 – 2015)
  • Bar Vocational Course, Very Competent, BPP Law School, London (2006 – 2007)
  • LLB Law (First Class), University of Keele (2003 – 2006)

Memberships


  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Constructors
  • Society of Construction Law
  • Society of Construction Law Australia
  • Technology & Construction Bar Association

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