Robert Shaw

Called 2008

Robert Shaw


Robert Shaw is a specialist criminal and regulatory barrister with extensive advocacy experience. Robert specialises in the provision of advice and representation in all areas of criminal, regulatory and sports law.

He has developed a broad practice including fraud, corporate crime, money laundering, serious and organised violence, drugs and sexual offences.  

Prior to joining chambers Robert worked at Corker Binning, a leading firm of solicitors, where he gained significant experience of white collar crime working on Operation Euripus, an MTIC fraud involving at that time the largest ever loss to HMRC, estimated at £250M.

Robert has particular experience of protecting the interests of sportsmen, high-net-worth individuals and other professionals who find themselves before the courts. His advocacy experience means that he is particularly well placed not only to advise in relation to criminal allegations, but also to advise upon and conduct any linked regulatory, disciplinary or civil tribunals.

Polished and discreet, he is experienced in assisting those unaccustomed to the courts in securing the best possible outcome in their case. Importantly, he is alive to the sensitive professional and personal issues that can arise out of even the simplest allegations and is adept at making the court process as painless as possible.

Robert is frequently instructed to advise suspects at the pre-charge stage of an investigation and has a successful track record in either avoiding or reducing the charges faced. This has included avoiding charge in cases of alleged fraud, voyeurism and causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

In appropriate cases Robert also advises victims in relation to challenging CPS decisions not to prosecute and the pursuit of private prosecutions. He is currently advising in relation to potential private prosecutions for rape and child sex abuse.


  • 2008 Bar Vocational Course (Outstanding), College of Law
  • 2008 LLB, College of Law
  • 2007 Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation), College of Law
  • 2005 BSc. (Hons) Biological Science, University of Birmingham


  • 2007 Diplock Scholar, Middle Temple


  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Middle Temple
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association