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Xanthe Shaw

Lawyer
+61.8.9216.0935
Fax +61.8.9216.0901

Ms. Shaw is a lawyer in the Labour, Employment and Workplace Safety practice group. She also works with the Litigation practice group, assisting in a range of matters including commercial litigation, strategic advice, employment disputes and personal injury claims. Ms. Shaw advises clients across a variety of industries in relation to employment and industrial relations issues, including unfair dismissal claims, occupational safety and health, termination of employment and litigation in state and federal courts and tribunals.

Ms. Shaw is actively involved in animal welfare law, and regularly appears on behalf of RSPCA WA in civil forfeiture and criminal prosecution matters. She assisted RSPCA WA with its review of the Animal Welfare Act 2002 (WA).

Ms. Shaw has also assisted in corporate law matters including initial public offerings, share and asset sales and venue hire agreements.

Achievements

  • Winner, 2017 RSPCA Australia Sybil Emslie Animal Law Scholarship

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member of Law Society of Western Australia.
  • Pro bono work for RSPCA WA, Women's Law Centre of WA and a number of community sporting organisations.
  • Involved in organizing International Women's Day celebrations for the firm.
  • Volunteer judge of witness examination competition organized by University of Western Australia Faculty of Law's Blackstone Society.
  • Defending employment claims, including unfair dismissal and adverse action claims.
  • Defending an application for urgent injunctive relief in relation to the Australian Consumer Law and Franchising Code of Conduct.
  • Assisted a client in responding to a major industrial accident.
  • Represented Quadrant Energy Australia Pty Ltd in a dispute arising from Quadrant Energy Pty Ltd's acquisition of Apache assets.
  • Defending personal injury claims in the District Court of Western Australia.
  • Undertaking due diligence exercises in relation to ASX-related activities and major asset and share sale matters.
  • Assisted Westinghouse Air & Brake Technology Group in acquiring a Perth-based railroad technology company.
  • Assisted Animals Australia in bringing a Federal Court application to prevent a live export permit being granted.
  • Prosecuting animal cruelty offences on behalf of RSPCA WA in the Magistrates Court of Western Australia.
  • Acting for RSPCA WA in civil forfeiture claims in the Magistrates Court of Western Australia.
  • Assisting with the preparation of court, commission and tribunal documents for proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia, Supreme Court of Western Australia, District Court of Western Australia, Magistrates Courts of Western Australia, State Administrative Tribunal and Fair Work Commission.
  • Other general litigation experience in a number of jurisdictions including the Federal Court of Australia, Supreme Court of Western Australia, District Court of Western Australia, Magistrates Courts of Western Australia, State Administrative Tribunal and Fair Work Commission.