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 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.

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