Shane Doyle (Australia) KC

Widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading silks with a “world class” practice (Chambers & Partners 2017) in international and domestic commercial law, Shane practices from Essex Court Chambers (London), Level Twenty Seven Chambers (Brisbane) and 5th Floor Selborne Chambers (Sydney).

With experience that covers a wide range of commercial litigation, arbitration, regulatory investigations and pricing reviews, and various Commissions, Shane is particularly familiar with heavy and complex cases, often involving coordination of litigation in other jurisdictions and working with large teams of lawyers. Instructed by a diverse range of Australian and international clients, ranging from multi-nationals and Australian public companies to government entities, he is turned to for his “ability to narrow a case down to what actually matters” as well as being “calm under pressure, practical and easy to work with and finds a way to deliver the client an outcome” (Chambers & Partners 2020).

Shane is consistently recognised as a leading QC by leading legal directories such as Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers®, Chambers & Partners (Asia Pacific and Global), Doyle’s Guide and Who’s Who Legal in the fields of Arbitration, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Competition, Construction & Infrastructure, Commercial Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Insolvency/Restructuring.


1985 BCL, Magdalen College, Oxford University

1980 LLB (First Class Honours), University of Queensland

1977 BEcon, University of Queensland


2014–2015 President, Bar Association of Queensland

2002–2008, 2011–Nov 2015 Member of the Bar Council in Queensland

2013–2014 Vice President, Bar Association of Queensland

2001 Call to the Bar of England & Wales

1996–2014 Chairman, Bar Association Commercial Law Committee

1995 Senior Counsel, Queensland

1987 Barrister, Queensland

1985 Clayton Utz Solicitors

1982 Partner, Power & Power Solicitors, Brisbane