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
Oct 14, 2019

INSIGHT: You have received a notification – what now?

The practice of pharmacy is highly regulated and modern society is becoming increasingly litigious. With that in mind, pharmacists should anticipate that they may be contacted by a statutory authority or investigator at some stage during their careers. In 2017-18, 1.9% of pharmacists in Australia were the subject of notification to AHPRA[1]. Common statutory authorities […]

Sep 23, 2019

INSIGHT: Ask for help, and ask early – advice for surviving an AHPRA notification

Meridian Lawyers regularly assists health practitioners who have been the subject of notification to statutory health authorities such as AHPRA, HCCC and the OHO. Our role is to help these practitioners understand, respond to and navigate the complaints process.  Unfortunately, we regularly hear clients express distress that they are the subject of complaint. Many suffer […]

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