Scott practices in commercial litigation.
Scott acts for private clients and government/statutory bodies. Some of his clients include liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy; motor vehicle manufacturers and the Victorian Commissioner of Legal Services.
Scott was a Solicitor in private practice from 1999 until 2005.
From 2005 until 2011 Scott was engaged by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in its Enforcement & Compliance Division (Victoria). In 2007 he was appointed an Assistant Director of the Victorian Division and led a team investigating and enforcing breaches of the competition and consumer protection provisions of the then Trade Practice Act 1974 (including the ACCC's unconscionable conduct case against Advanced Medical Institute).
From 2011 until 2013, Scott was a Senior Lawyer in the Legal Services Branch at the Australian Taxation Office conducting litigation in the areas of tax disputes; director penalties; remission of penalties; corporate and personal insolvency; statutory demands and unfair preference claims.
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
Application to Restrain a Legal Practitioner from Acting
Banking and Finance
Retail & Commercial Tenancies
Competition and Consumer Advice
Tax Related Matters
Scott is regularly asked to speak on the topic of ethics and on aspects of insolvency.
In 2021 Scott received the Susan Crennan AC QC award for outstanding achievement in pro bono advocacy undertaken by barristers who are between seven and 15 years call but are not Silks.