Scott Ames


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 also experienced in managing latent diseases claims and has managed a portfolio of work involving claimants exposed to respirable crystalline silica dust.

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 has been recognised by Best Lawyers Australia since 2019, 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 has presented at the Australian Pharmacy Professional Conference and Australian Veterinary Association events.

Nov 21, 2023

INSIGHT: Case Note | The Supreme Court of Queensland again orders a permanent stay of proceedings in a child abuse claim, meanwhile the High Court of Australia overturns one

In August 2022, the Supreme Court of Queensland granted a permanent stay of proceedings in the matter of Willmot v State of Queensland[1], which involved allegations of child sexual and physical abuse occurring between 1957 and 1967.  Chief Justice Bowskill concluded that a fair trial was not possible due to the passage of time since […]

Nov 23, 2022

INSIGHT: High Court of Australia grants application for special leave to appeal a decision to permanently stay proceedings involving historical child sexual abuse

Warning: This Case Note discusses serious sexual and physical abuse. We recently published a Case Note about the Queensland Supreme Court decision of Willmot v State of Queensland [2022] QSC 167, which outlined when a permanent stay should be granted in a case involving allegations of historical sexual and physical abuse that were said to […]