Scott practices in commercial litigation. He acts for private clients, regulatory bodies and revenue agencies in matters involving insolvency (both corporate and personal); banking; corporate disputes (oppression proceedings); disciplinary proceedings; revenue disputes; and disputes with the ACCC.
Scott came to the Bar in 2013 having practiced as a Solicitor in the private and government sectors. From 2011 until he came to the Bar in 2013, Scott was a Senior Lawyer at the Australian Taxation Office conduting litigation in the areas of Director Penalties; tax disputes; remission of penalties; corporate and personal insolvency; and unfair preference claims.
From 2005 until 2011 Scott was engaged by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in its Enforcement & Compliance Division (Victoria). He was appointed as an Assistant Director of the Victorian Division in 2007 and led a team investigating and prosecuting breaches of the competition and consumer protection provisions of the then Trade Practice Act 1974. From 1999 to 2005 Scott practiced as a Solicitor in private practice (including a major law firm).
Scott has been a nationally accredited mediator since June 2013 and is regularly engaged to mediate disputes.
Some of Scott's cases that have proceeded to judgment include:
Bankruptcy and Insolvency
Banking and Finance
Retail & Commercial Tenancies
Competition and Consumer Advice
Tax Related Matters