Chris Shannon


I specialise in litigation and dispute resolution, with a particular focus on insurance litigation, and regulatory/criminal matters. I like to help clients out of tight spots, whether they are facing investigation by regulators, professional disciplinary complaints, or professional liability claims.

I have experience in a number of areas of insurance law, acting for both insurers and insured parties. I have particular experience in relation to professional indemnity, professional discipline, and statutory liability. I have been recognised as a recommended lawyer by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 directory for my insurance work. I also have an interest in insolvency law and have acted for a number of liquidators.

I am an experienced Court lawyer, having been a Crown Prosecutor for over seven years before I joined Duncan Cotterill. I have prosecuted numerous jury trials in the District and High Courts on charges ranging from fraud to murder. I have defended many clients on criminal and regulatory charges.