Harry Shaw - Associate, Campbells Grand Cayman - Dispute Resolution


Harry is a senior associate in our Litigation, Insolvency & Restructuring group and has a broad background in dispute resolution. He has advised clients ranging from individual investors to global banks and has experience litigating a broad spectrum of commercial cases relating to investment funds, contractual disputes, contentious trusts, insolvency and insurance.

Harry has expertise managing all facets of the dispute resolution process, starting from the initial instructions and dispute avoidance through to trial advocacy and enforcement.  As well as being admitted as an Attorney in the Cayman Islands, Harry is also admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in New Zealand, where he regularly appeared in Court alongside prominent QCs

Harry joined Campbells in June 2019.


Work Highlights

  • Successfully defended a prominent fiduciary services provided in relation to a GBP150 million vicarious liability and breach of contract claim.
  • Acting for the joint official liquidators of ABRAAJ Investment Management Limited following the collapse of The Abraaj Group, a multi-billion dollar private equity firm.
  • Defending a major accounting firm in professional negligence claims in parallel arbitration and litigation.
  • Acted for various parties in relation to an ownership dispute concerning the multi-billion dollar private equity group, XIO.
  • Being seconded within a leading UK bank as part of a complex remediation project to advise on a range of legal issues including insolvency, debt-enforcement and loss quantification.
  • Successfully represented trustees of various Charitable Trusts at trial, including in the NZ Court of Appeal, against the NZ Attorney General and other interest groups.

Qualifications and Admissions

  • Attorney at Law Cayman Islands, 2019
  • New Zealand Law Society Civil Litigation Skills, 2015
  • Admission as Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand, 2013
  • Institute of Professional Legal Studies – 2013
  • University of Otago (New Zealand), Bachelor of Laws, 2009-2012

Prior Career History

Harry’s began his career in 2012 at one of New Zealand’s leading litigation teams where he worked until 2017. He then spent two years in London working in-house at one of the UK’s largest banks, before moving to Campbells in June 2019.

Professional Associations

  • Cayman Islands Law Society
  • New Zealand Law Society
  • Recovery & Insolvency Specialist Association (Cayman) Ltd. (RISA)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

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