Scott joins the Tasmanian Bar after 8 years experience in Personal Injury Law in Melbourne as a solicitor, insurance liability specialist and legal counsel for a private investigator. He is completing pupillage at Derwent & Tamar Chambers under the guidance of Maree Norton and Mary Anne Ryan.
Scott attained a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) at Deakin University in 2011 before commencing his legal career in 2013 at Thomson Geer Lawyers (formerly Herbert Geer Lawyers) where he acted for the Victorian WorkCover Authority and the Country Fire Authority.
Before coming to the Bar, Scott was Senior Legal Counsel at Macil Global providing specialised investigation services to private, corporate, insurance and government clients. Prior to that, he was a Senior Associate at Russell Kennedy Lawyers representing the Victorian WorkCover Authority and its authorised insurers in a variety of workers compensation and common law disputes. He also worked as a Liability Specialist for Employers Mutual Limited (EML), determining workers compensation claims.
Scott has extensive experience instructing in the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, County Court and Magistrates Court, and has litigated matters ranging from Magistrate Court workers compensation disputes to common law trials before a jury in the Supreme Court.
Having determined, investigated and litigated workers compensation disputes, Scott has acquired a comprehensive understanding of the workers compensation process from the inception of a claim to the final determination of a dispute in court.
Outside of the law, Scott enjoys surfing, hiking, camping and lifting weights.
QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS
2023 Admitted to practice as a Barrister in Tasmania
2018 Admitted to the High Court of Australia
2013 Admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria
2011 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) at Deakin University
2022-2023 Macil Global (Senior Legal Counsel)
2020-2022 Russell Kennedy Lawyers (Senior Associate)
2019-2020 Employers Mutual Limited (Liability Specialist)
2018-2019 Russell Kennedy Lawyers (Associate)
2013-2016 Thomson Geer Lawyers (Lawyer)
AREAS OF LAW
Civil litigation (Common Law and Personal Injury)