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Peter Shannon

Special Counsel

Peter Shannon

Essential Info

Memberships and Associations:
  • Queensland Law Society (QLS)
  • Admitted in Queensland (1983)
Community Involvement
  • President of the Dalby and District Tennis Association
  • Consultant to the Basin Sustainability Alliance

I came to Shine Lawyers as a result of a merger with Shannon Donaldson in 2013. I’m very proud to be part of an organisation that vigorously represents the disempowered and fights against large corporations and government on behalf of landholders in the energy law sector. Having been a solicitor for over 30 years, I have never seen an area of law that so badly needs representation of a weaker party in what is an imbalanced process.

I believe it’s important to understand the client and what they hope to get out of the process and explain things in a way that is easy to comprehend. It’s not easy for landholders, coal seam gas mining on their property is a complex process and having received a conduct and compensation agreement from the other party, many just accept a lowball offer from the mining company without seeking legal advice. I believe strongly in empowering the client and giving my all to achieve the best outcome for them.

As Special Counsel with Shine Lawyers’ Dalby Branch, I want to continue standing up for the rights of everyday Australians and achieve great outcomes on their behalf. I want to help shape legislation within the coal seam gas industry in Australia and protect the rights of landholders.

Peter has been instrumental in setting up the Oakey Contamination Class Action after the PFAS contamination in the area.

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