Shaman’s practice covers several fields of commercial and common law with his costs practice bridging over both fields. He is regularly in the High Court and SCCO and continues to seek opportunities to expand his practice both domestically and internationally. He is a regular speaker at seminars for membership organisations as well as for clients in-house and Chambers seminar programme.
His commercial law experience includes international arbitration and domestic and international commercial disputes including contractual arrangements associated with financial investments, construction projects, high net worth individuals, oil and gas, software developers and global corporations. He has experience of contractual interpretation, promissory note disputes and shareholder disputes. He is motivated to develop his international practice and has sought opportunities in recent years in Dubai, Dublin, Munich and Singapore.
Since 2005, his costs practice has grown with vigour and he is well-known amongst practitioners and the judiciary. He enjoys the technical points and the diversity of practice areas to which costs work applies and is regularly involved in costs budgeting, enforceability arguments, assessments and advisory and drafting work on retainers.
His common law experience is broad and has developed through the fields of serious personal injury, coroner’s inquests, credit hire, insurance fraud and employment law.
He was a contributing editor to Greenslade on Costs (looseleaf practitioner text from Sweet & Maxwell) 31/01/2009 – 31/01/2017.
He is ranked in Chambers & Partners for costs where he is described as being “Absolutely brilliant with the client” (2017) and where it is said “His attention to detail and ability to cut to the chase is pretty invaluable. He’s able to come out with facts on the case rather than just knowledge of the law, which really helps to hammer home the issues to the judge.” “He’s an efficient junior with a good eye for figures.” (2016)
He is ranked in Legal 500 as a leading Junior and is noted for being “enthusiastic, clear in his advice and his advocacy is excellent” (2016), “tough and always fights hard for his clients” (2015), a “pragmatic and forceful advocate” (2014) and for his “ability to manage clients’ expectations from the very earliest stage, and for his confidence in court” (2013).