Full Name: Ms Jennika R Anthony-Shaw
Phone: 03 9229 5015
Fax: 9225 8480
Mobile: 0400 994 340
Chambers: Dawson Chambers
Room: 0114
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 the areas of Equity and Trusts, Building and Construction, Property, and Insolvency. She has a thorough knowledge of substantive law, litigation strategy and civil procedure, and has a particular affinity for complex problem solving. Jennika is briefed led and un-led in domestic as well as international arbitration proceedings, and also advises and appears both led and un-led in Trust and Property matters in the United States, European, and Australian jurisdictions.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Jennika was the Supreme Court of Victoria’s Commercial Group Proceedings Coordinator. In that role she provided enhanced case management of the Court’s shareholder actions and managed investment scheme proceedings, as well as managing the high volume of individual recovery actions emanating from the Timbercorp and Great Southern litigations. She has contributed as an author to several Supreme Court Practice Notes and has specialist procedural expertise in the conduct of Class Action proceedings and Electronic Civil Proceedings (RedCrest). Between 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-scale construction related disputes and security of payment matters.

Jennika has lectured at Melbourne Law School in the areas of Contracts, Remedies and Public Law, has lectured in Construction Law at Monash University, and is an instructor at the Leo Cussen Institute in the subjects of Evidence and Commercial Litigation. She has published articles in the areas of Security of Payment, the statutory regulation of building pratitioners, and contracts for domestic building works, and has contributed as co-author or editor to publications in the areas of unfair contract terms, proprietary remedies, and contractual misleading and deceptive conduct.

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

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

Jennika read with David Klempfner and is a member of Dawson Chambers. 

Other Languages Spoken

  • French

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

  • International Arbitration


Commercial Law

  • Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
  • Building Law & Construction Law
  • Competition Law & Consumer Law
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Corporations Law & Securities Law
  • Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
  • Intellectual Property & Trade Practices
  • Property & Probate

Common Law

  • Intentional Torts
  • Negligence

Equity & Trusts

  • Real Property
  • Wills & Probate

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Constitutional Law
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review

Technology Law & Media Law

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