Scott Chapman

Scott was the Executive Chairman of TressCox Lawyers for over 4 years. Scott is the National Practice Group Head for Health and has over 29 years’ experience in Health Law, advising a number of major health institutions, in particular the Australian Medical Association (NSW) Ltd, Avant Mutual Group Ltd, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance, MDA National Insurance Pty Ltd, MIGA, London Insurers and a range of specialist Medical Associations, as well as corporates in the Health sector.

Scott’s expertise and experience includes professional conduct and administrative law matters including HCCC, NSW Medical Council and AHPRA investigations, risk management, business structures and governance, corporatisation of medical practices and advising clients with respect to legislative interpretation and amendment, Coronial Inquests, Medicare investigations, policy advice, and corporate and commercial advice.

Scott also advises clients in relation to Hospital based investigations including issues relating to bullying and harassment, clinical privileges, systems issues and employment disputes including VMO disputes and accreditation.

Scott was selected for inclusion in all editions from 2008 – 2021 of Best Lawyers™ Australia for Health & Aged Care. In 2013, he was also selected as Lawyer of the Year for Health & Aged Care – Sydney.


Scott’s experience includes advising:

  • Various clients including Australian Medical Association (NSW) Ltd on NSW Health Legislation and Policy. Scott has been actively involved in the drafting of significant amendments to the Medical Practice Act, the Health Care Complaints Act, the Health Administration Act and the Health Services Act following the recommendations of the Walker Special Commission of Inquiry and subsequent legislative reviews;
  • Medical practices, corporates and individuals in relation to the engagement of staff as employees or contractors, drafting contracts, transfers of business and negotiating terms, Service Agreements, shareholder agreements. Advising in relation to privacy, telehealth, digital health, clinical records and related issues;
  • Medical Associations in relation to advising on and drafting constitutional amendments to give effect to changes in business structures, obtaining Authorisations for collective bargaining on behalf of medical practitioners; appearing before Special Commissions of Inquiry and Parliamentary Inquiries; advising on health policy and legislative reforms in the health industry; and
  • Health professionals during Health Care Complaints Commission investigations, and before the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Professional Standards Committee hearings. Advising and appearing for practitioners at hearings before the Medical Council of NSW and the Dental Council of NSW and other statutory bodies. Advising and appearing for practitioners in criminal proceedings before the Local Court, the District Court and the Court of Criminal Appeal.

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