Australian SC Doyle joins Essex Court Chambers

14 September, 2005

Shane Doyle,
Australian Senior Counsel and company and commercial law specialist has become
a member of Essex Court Chambers.

Mr Doyle initially qualified as a Solicitor, becoming a partner in a Brisbane
Firm before turning to the Bar in Queensland
in 1987. He has been extensively briefed throughout the whole of mainland Australia,
and was appointed a Senior Counsel in 1995. Following his call to the English
Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in 2001 Mr Doyle moved to England earlier this year and he now looks
forward to continuing his reputation as a forceful advocate in London:
” I see London
as the world’s most interesting legal hub when it comes to my specialist area
of law. I also view Essex Court Chambers and its members as providing the right
environment in which to develop my practice. The reputation of this commercial
set is second to none and I look forward to playing my part in keeping Chambers
at the forefront of commercial law”

Notable cases in which Shane Doyle has been involved include: 1996 Wik -v- Queensland (High Court of Australia)-Constitutional case
establishing the continued recognition of native title in Australia. 2004-2005 PT Limited -v-
Department of Natural Resources (Land
Court)- concerning the basis for valuation (for
taxation purposes) of all major shopping centres in Queensland. 2004 Westfield Limited -v-
Brisbane Airport Corporation Ltd (Federal Court of Australia) – establishing
the nature and extent of commercial development permitted under the Airports
Act on land at airports throughout Australia. 1993 Idemitsu Queensland
-v- Agipcoal Australia
(Court of Appeal Queensland)- joint venture dispute (involving breaches of
fiduciary duty and contract) over large coal mine Company Takeover, Mergers and
related company matters including: Jupiters Limited; O’Brien Flour Mills;
Greyhound Australia;
Kern Corporation Ltd; Mount Isa Mines Limited. Mr Doyle has held a number of
academic appointments including being a lecturer and examiner at the Queensland
University of Technology and the University
of Queensland. He was a
Committee member of the Australian Legal Convention in 1995 and has contributed
to a number of publications He was a member of the Council of the Bar in Queensland for the two and a half years prior to his move
to London.