Scott Ames

Principal
Brisbane

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 focused on acting for nearly every category of health professional registered under the National Law to defend civil claims.

He has particular expertise responding 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.

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 was recognised in the 2019 and 2020 edition of Best Lawyers Australia for his expertise in Insurance Law. He 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).

RECENT INSIGHTS
Jan 30, 2019

INSIGHT: How can you tell if you have been given a forged prescription and what to do if you have

Pharmacists are expected to take reasonable steps to satisfy themselves that a prescription has been issued by an authorised prescriber. Prescriptions for Schedule 4 and Schedule 8 medicines subject to abuse, such as such benzodiazepines and opioids, are most likely to be forged. However pharmacists should also consider other medications such as anabolic steroids which […]

Nov 13, 2018

INSIGHT: What are pharmacists’ obligations when supplying pseudoephedrine?

Pseudoephedrine (‘PSE’) is indicated for the relief of congestion associated with conditions such as rhinitis, sinusitis and the common cold.[1] However, in recent decades, it has been targeted for non-therapeutic purposes, such as for the manufacture of illicit drugs. Meridian Lawyers has recently assisted pharmacists to respond to notifications that were referred to the Australian […]

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