Scott specialises in public liability, dust diseases and workplace claims.
Scott assists clients in a broad range of industries including energy and resources, manufacturing, property management, transport, agribusiness, local government and insurance.
Scott has been practising as a litigator for insurers and self insurers for more than 20 years.
Scott has been “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation in Best Lawyers™ Australia.
Scott’s recent experience includes:
- Large mineral and resources company: Acting for a large mineral and resources company, for more than a decade, in relation to dust diseases claims. In that time he has been involved in a number of landmark cases, including Schultz, which established the principles of cross-vesting;
- Large manager of commercial premises: Acting for a large manager of commercial premises in its public liability claims in New South Wales. He has been successful in a number of matters including Elphick where the New South Wales Court of Appeal held that the company’s services contract effected a complete delegation of responsibilities to its contractor, with the result that is was not liable for the manner in which contractors devised and executed systems of work; and
- Large steelmaking company: Acting for a large steelmaking company in relation to its dust diseases labilities. Since his appointment in 2010 the company has reduced its contributions to claims and legal costs considerably.