Shane began his career as a solicitor before being called to the Victorian Bar in 1981. Shane was appointed to the Federal Court of Australia and the Industrial Relations Court of Australia in 1995. He also held office as an additional judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory from 2004 until 2013. His achievements include receiving a Centenary Medal for services to industrial relations in 2003, and becoming one of the inaugural ambassadors for the Wellbeing and Law Foundation.
Shane was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours for significant service to the law, and to the judiciary, to industrial relations, and to mental health.
Shane currently serves as Deputy Chair of the Victorian Racing Tribunal and Acting Judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmania.