Scott is a partner in the restructuring and insolvency team and one of Australia's leading insolvency and restructuring lawyers. Scott has consistently been listed in Best Lawyers, Who's Who Legal and Chambers for insolvency and restructuring.
He advises on all aspects of restructuring and insolvency and from both a contentious and non-contentious perspective. He regularly advises on and, when necessary, enforces securities on behalf of financial institutions and lending syndicates.
He also specialises in commercial dispute resolution and he has conducted substantial commercial litigation across all Australian jurisdictions. His practice also focuses on alternative dispute resolution. A trained mediator, Scott has acted for parties in many complex commercial mediations and expert determinations.
Scott numbers among his clients many of the leading insolvency and restructuring firms in Australia, a number of Australian and US-based banks and financial institutions, several multinational manufacturing, construction and property development companies and a number of Australian universities.
Scott has a particular specialisation in advising directors of both publicly listed and private companies when those companies are facing turnaround issues or restructuring debt. He has often advised the boards of local subsidiaries of multi-national companies. He also regularly advises non-Australian corporations on issues arising under Australian corporations and insolvency law.
Scott is a member of the Law Council of Australia's Insolvency and Reconstruction Sub-Committee (former deputy chair), the Australian Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association, the Turnaround Management Association of Australia, the Banking and Financial Services Law Association and Commercial Lawyers Association, and INSOL (International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals).
In 2013, 2014 and 2015, Scott was listed as a key individual in Chambers and Partners. He has been listed as a leading insolvency lawyer in Best Lawyers in Australia in 2008, 2013, 2014-15, 2016 and 2017. In 2015, Scott was listed in Doyle's Guide as a recommended Sydney insolvency and reconstruction lawyer. He is also listed in Who's Who Legal: Restructuring & Insolvency 2017.
Scott joined the legal practice in 2012 after 20 years as a partner in one of Australia's leading specialist insolvency and restructuring firms.