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Daniel Shaw

Call 2007

Daniel was called to the Bar 16 years ago and has specialised in construction and engineering disputes for the last 13 years. He has experience of litigation, arbitration, adjudication, and mediation.

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 (where he has since been invited to lecture).

Alongside his work as Counsel, Daniel is a TECBAR-accredited Adjudicator, and sits as a fee-paid Judge in the Crown Court.

Daniel is the author of Chapter 25 (Arbitration) in Emden’s Construction Law, and until 2023 also wrote the Construction Litigation chapter.

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• Mould Senior Scholarship, Gray’s Inn
• Robin Jacob Discretionary Award, Gray’s Inn
• Albion Richardson Award, Gray’s Inn
• Sweet & Maxwell Prize (now known as the Thomson Reuters Law Prize)
• Michael Whincup Prize
• KJD (now Freeths) Prize
• Hudson Prize High Commendation
• Brooking Prize Commendation


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  • 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)


  • 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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