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Shaun Eckert  |  Principal Lawyer

Shaun always wanted to work in legal practice. Before training as a lawyer, Shaun qualified as a tradesman in the construction industry so he could work to support himself through his university studies. Shaun has worked in a number of large organisations and has an extensive background in personal injury law, worker’s compensation and commercial law.

 Shaun has been involved in the practice of law since being admitted to practice in 2010. In 2014, Shaun started his own legal practice. He has lived in Newcastle for the past 10 years and understands the issues facing local businesses and the wider community. Shaun and his wife Sherri have four children and understand first-hand what it takes to be successful in business and life. Shaun’s many years of experience combined with his depth of legal knowledge means that his clients get great outcomes.   

First Point Legal’s clients include well-known public and private companies, individuals, government agencies and many successful small-to-medium businesses in Australia.

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NSW 2007 – Bachelor of Commerce/ Commercial Law Major (B.Com)
2007 – Professional Legal Training – Thomas Mitchells Solicitors
2010 – Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Charles Darwin University
2010 – College of Law Sydney Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
2010 – Admitted Solicitor Northern Territory Supreme Court
2011 – Barrister and Solicitor High Court of Australia
2014 – Principal Lawyer First Point Legal NSW
2015 – NSW College of Law Legal Practice Management
2017 – Legal practice Director First Point Legal Pty Ltd


  • Member of the Law Institute of Australia Member of the International Law Association – Australian Branch
  • LSAANZ Associate Member of the Law & Society Association of Australia & New Zealand
  • Member of the Law Council of Australia
  • Member of the NSW Law Society

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Belmont NSW 2280

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