Scott assists his clients to protect and grow their businesses, and to prevent and resolve disputes commercially and efficiently; ensuring energy and focus is not dominated by the demands of the legal process.

He works with clients in a variety of industries, with a focus on manufacturing, in dealings with suppliers, distributors, service providers, customers and insurers.  He is regularly engaged to act and advise in relation to contracts, misleading and deceptive conduct, and supply of goods or services.

Scott is passionate about working with his clients to help them succeed.  He is fiercely commercial in his approach to business, and this is evident in his practical and straightforward advice and recommendations to his clients.

"There's no better feeling for a lawyer than knowing you have assisted a client to resolve a stressful dispute, allowing them to return to doing what they do best: growing their business."

Significant matters

National manufacturing and hospitality company – efficient resolution of claim brought by key supplier arising from alleged breach of contract, which salvaged the parties’ trading relationship and significantly improved our client’s bargaining position for its next round of commercial negotiations.

Multinational manufacturing automotive parts company – successful resolution of claim brought for damages arising from purchase of plant and equipment, resulting in avoidance of liability in respect of a claim for non-payment, and prosecution of a significant counterclaim for loss and damage arising from defective machinery.

Partners in hospitality business – provided focused advice and conduct of successful claim against their former business partners arising from breach of fiduciary duties and unconscionable conduct, resulting in recovery of loss and damage.

National manufacturing automotive parts company – provided of strategic, business-focused advice and effective advocacy at mediation, resulting in avoidance of liability in respect of a claim relating to allegedly defective goods and the continuation of business uninterrupted.

Bachelor of Arts, Monash, University

Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Monash University

Member, Macpherson Kelley’s Manufacturing Industry Group

Member, Multilaw Worldwide Associate of Law Firms and Lawyers

Member, Golden Key International Honour Society

  • Competition Law and ACCC Investigations Professional Negligence
  • Consumer Protection
  • Corporations Act
  • Debt Recovery
  • Disputes between Directors
  • Misleading and Deceptive Conduct
  • Product liability
  • Trade Practices

related contacts

Prath Balasubramaniam VIC
Kelly Dickson VIC
Paul Kirton VIC
Terry Kokkinos VIC
Alex Ninis VIC
Belinda Sigismundi VIC
James Sturgess VIC