Scott Ellis

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Year of election to the Bar:


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Areas of practice


Arbitration and mediation
Arbitrators and mediators
Domestic commercial arbitration
International commercial arbitration

Building and construction
Construction and engineering
Contractual disputes
Intellectual property
International commercial arbitration
Transport law – admiralty/aviation/maritime

Industrial and employment
Employment contracts and restraint of trade
Industrial disputes and statutory employment rights


Regulatory offences
Workplace health and safety


Environment and planning
Merit appeals

Public and administrative
Judicial review and administrative law
Merits review



Scott Ellis practises as a third-party neutral in commercial disputes – arbitrating, mediating, and acting as an expert determiner and adjudicator under the Construction Contracts Act, 2004. He also appears as counsel in commercial disputes.

As a third-party neutral, Scott focuses on identifying the real matters in dispute and addressing them fairly, expeditiously and informally.

Scott is a Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, a Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and of Resolution Institute. He is on the panels of ACICA, WIPO, KLRCA and Resolution Institute; and is accredited as a mediator to NMAS standards.

He is a Senior Sessional Member of the State Administrative Tribunal, a member of the Anti-Dumping Review Panel (Commonwealth), a member of the panel of Legal Experts of the Electricity Review Board and the Acting Corruption and Crime Commissioner. He was formerly a member of the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal.
Scott has prepared more than 100 awards and decisions, dealing with an estimated total of more than $500 million in these matters.



Date of admission: 1983

Qualifications: BJuris, LLB, LLM, Dip. Int. Com. Arb (Queens’ College), FCIArb, CArb, FRI.NMAS Accredited Mediator.


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