Full Name: Jennika Anthony-Shaw
Phone:03 9229 5015
Fax:+61 3 9225 8480
Mobile:0400 994 340
Chambers: Dawson Chambers
Room: 5
Date of Admission: 11 Nov 2014
Called to the Bar: 26 Oct 2016
Qualifications: BMus (McGill), MM (Juillard), MM (Manhattan), JD
Previous Occupation: Solicitor, Judges' Associate, Professional Musician


Jennika practices in commercial litigation, with a focus on Building and Construction, Property, Equity and Trusts, and Insolvency. She comes to the Bar with a thorough knowledge of substantive law and civil procedure, and has a particular affinity for complex problem solving.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Jennika was the Supreme Court of Victoria’s Commercial Group Proceedings Coordinator. She provided enhanced case management of the Court’s shareholder actions and managed investment scheme proceedings, as well as managing the high volume debt recovery proceedings emanating from the Timbercorp and Great Southern litigations. She has contributed to several Supreme Court Practice Notes and has specialist procedural expertise in the conduct of Class Action proceedings and Electronic Civil Proceedings (RedCrest).

In 2013-2015 Jennika was Senior Associate to the Honourable Justice Vickery at the Supreme Court of Victoria, and was responsible for the management of the Technology, Engineering and Construction list. She gained specialised legal knowledge in the conduct of large contractual disputes and security of payment matters.

Jennika has lectured at Melbourne Law School in the areas of Contracts, Remedies and Public Law.

Prior to law studies, Jennika was a concert cellist. She has performed in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Jennika has degrees from McGill University (Montreal), the Juilliard School (New York), Manhattan School of Music (New York) and the University of Melbourne.

She is reading with David Klempfner.

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Other Languages Spoken

  • French

Areas of Practice

Common Law/Personal Injury

  • Intentional Torts
  • Professional Negligence


  • Appellate
  • Bankruptcy
  • Building and Construction
  • Competition
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Corporations Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
  • Securities and Investments
  • Telecommunications and Broadcasting


  • Constitutional Law
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Judicial Review and administrative law
  • Merits Review


  • Appellate
  • Real Property
  • Trusts
  • Wills and Probate

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