A barrister with more than 20 years’ experience in the construction industry has taken an associate tenancy at a Birmingham barristers’ chambers.
Jonathan Shaw, who has joined No5 Chambers, worked for ten years as a quantity surveyor and an additional ten as a consultant specialising in all aspects of construction law. He was called to the Bar in 2008.
Mr Shaw is regularly instructed in County Court and High Court (Technology and Construction Court) appearing for solicitors and clients with cases relating to construction, engineering and technology issues.
He said: “No5 provides the opportunity for me to apply my expertise on a national and potentially international footing given its geographic spread, network of clients and respected Technology and Construction Group. It is also home to one of the nation’s finest planning sets so I hope for an element of cross-referral of clients. ”
Prior to being called to the Bar, Mr Shaw was instructed on both complex and high value cases which saw him deploy his expertise on behalf of a major utility and a national housebuilder and apply his consultancy skills to a £750m Framework Contract, a £6.5m dispute to do with a transport interchange facility and a £1.2m dispute to do with a hospital, among others.
Tony McDaid, practice director at No5, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Jonathan to No5 Chambers. He represents the ideal for many clients in that he has the practical and professional experience allied to the legal and intellectual capabilities. His arrival, insight and track record in his particular areas of the law will attract new clients – via solicitors and direct - supporting the growth, reputation and success of his practice, No5 Chambers and the clients we represent.”