Dr Shane Monks

National Councillor

SJD (Syd)
MSt (Oxon)
BA, LLB (Qld)
Barrister (Qld & NSW)
Solicitor (Eng)

Professional Profile

Shane has practised at the Queensland Bar since January 2005. He has a predominantly commercial practice, with experience in a wide variety of matters including building and construction, contractual disputes, corporations law, insolvency, intellectual property, professional indemnity claims, real property, restraint of trade, securities, tax litigation, and trade practices. He has also acted in succession (including family provision) and tort claims, and has specialist experience and expertise in public and private international law, including cross-border disputes and international arbitration.

Shane is a member of Level Twenty Seven Chambers in Brisbane, and is visiting counsel at 12 Wentworth Selborne Chambers in Sydney.

Before coming to the Bar, Shane spent three years as a Lecturer at New College, Oxford University (teaching contract and international law), and practised with leading firms in Brisbane and London.

Shane is also President of the Queensland Chapter of the International Law Association, and is a member of the management committee of the ILA’s Australian Branch.