Areas of Expertise

Scott is a commercial dispute resolution lawyer and has been practicing in this area since his Admission in 2017. Scott assists clients with their disputes across a range of areas including consumer law, contract law, intellectual property, corporations law, building and construction and insolvency.

He has experience acting for clients in the High Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia, NSW Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of NSW, District Court of NSW and the Local Court of NSW. Scott also has experience acting for clients in other jurisdictions, including various Tribunals and intellectual property disputes before IP Australia.

Scott works for a range of clients including individuals, SMEs, large corporate clients and ASX-listed companies. By building strong relationships with clients, he enjoys guiding them through their legal issues to obtain the desired result in the most efficient manner possible.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (University of Newcastle)

 

What Scott's clients say

I have never worked with a more able solicitor of his vintage. His analytical ability is remarkable. I could (and ultimately did) ask him for his view on everything and not only would he have a considered view each time, it was always right. On top of all of that, no job was too small or too big. He was ready to engage on the most complex point at a moment’s notice. Everything he did was with good humour and a sense of calm and control. He is a true talent.  - Barrister

 

A word from Scott 

Since my admission to the profession, I have worked almost exclusively in commercial disputes which has given me the opportunity to work on a range of matters for all types of clients. This experience allows me to analyse my clients’ legal risks at an early stage and develop a clear pathway through what can be one of the most challenging times they have faced. I enjoy being able to help my clients navigate through disputes to achieve the best possible outcome.

 

Career highlights

  • Acting for a defendant in class action proceedings in each of the Supreme Court of NSW, the Court of Appeal and the High Court of Australia.

  • Successfully defending a developer client from a claim brought in the District Court of NSW by a builder seeking damages for alleged breaches of a construction contract and misleading and deceptive conduct.

  • Successfully obtaining an order for specific performance of a contract for sale requiring the vendor to complete the sale of a commercial property to our client.

  • Advising and acting for an ASX-listed company in proceedings commenced against a competitor following the scraping of our client’s confidential database.

 

Specific areas of focus

  • Commercial contract disputes, including procurement agreements, agency agreements, share sale agreements and tender documents.

  • Rights and obligations under the Competition and Consumer Act, particularly in relation to the application of the Australian Consumer Law.

  • Property disputes, including commercial and retail leasing, sale agreements and applications pursuant to section 66G of the Conveyancing Act.

  • Partnership, joint venture and shareholder disputes including oppression claims.

  • Copyright, trademark, patent and confidential information disputes.