Scott Ames - Principal

Brisbane

Contact details

T:
+61 7 3220 9310
E:
sames@meridianlawyers.com.au

Expertise

  • Insurance Law
  • Public and product liability claims
  • Statutory Compensation Schemes
  • Defamation
  • Coronial Inquests

Scott practises as an insurance and litigation lawyer and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2002. He joined Meridian Lawyers in late 2010, relocating to open the firm’s Brisbane office in October 2012. Throughout his career Scott has accumulated a wealth of experience in health and public and product liability claims in Victoria and Queensland. His interest and expertise has focussed on acting for nearly every category of health professional registered under the National Law to defend civil claims.

Scott responds to investigations by statutory health authorities such as AHPRA, the Office of the Health Ombudsman, Medicare, and defends disciplinary proceedings referred by National Boards to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

In his early career Scott’s primary focus was on defending personal injury claims under instructions from major Australian and overseas (including London and US) insurers. At this time, he acted to defend a manufacturer of agricultural machinery components in a multi-million dollar Federal Court class action.

In more recent cases, he acted in disciplinary proceedings against a medical doctor who failed to disclose a pecuniary interest in vitamin supplements recommended for a patient. He also successfully appealed a decision by Queensland Health to cancel a pharmacist’s endorsements for three years.

Scott is known for his ability to grasp technical concepts quickly, his caring approach to clients in times of stress and for his pragmatic and uncomplicated advice. Scott is a member of the Queensland Law Society, the Medical Law Society of Queensland and the Australian Insurance Law Association. He regularly contributes to industry events and presented at the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference (March 2016) and the Australian Veterinary Association event ‘Summit on the Summit’ (September 2016).

Contact

  • Sydney

    Level 16, MLC Centre
    19 Martin Place
    Sydney, NSW 2000
    T:
    +61 2 9018 9999
    F:
    +61 2 9018 9900
  • Melbourne

    Level 12, 357 Collins Street
    Melbourne VIC 3000
    T:
    +61 3 9810 6777
    F:
    +61 3 9810 6770
  • Newcastle

    Level 6, 45 Watt Street
    Newcastle NSW 2300
    T:
    +61 2 4047 2600
    F:
    +61 2 4047 2699
  • Brisbane

    Level 8, 60 Edward Street
    Brisbane QLD 4000
    T:
    +61 7 3220 9333
    F:
    +61 7 3220 9399
  • Perth

    Level 3, 225 St Georges Terrace
    Perth WA 6000
    T:
    +61 8 6319 0470
    F:
    +61 8 6319 0499