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Scott
Morris

Scott practices in commercial litigation.  He acts for private and government litigants, institutional clients and regulatory bodies.

Some recent cases that have proceeded to judgment include:

Bankruptcy and Insolvency

Tax Related Matters

  • Hope v Commissioner of Taxation [2014] AATA 877 – excess (superannuation) contributions tax – reallocation of contributions to another tax year.

Banking and Finance

  • Gippsreal Ltd v Melbourne Linh Son Buddhist Society Inc [2016] VSC 324 - caveat - injunctive restraining orders - deeds - agency - contract - liquidated damages.
  • Gippsreal Ltd v Melbourne Linh Son Buddhist Society Inc (No.2) [2016] VSC 696 - costs - indemnity - interest.
  • Permanent Custodians Limited v The Deceased Estate of the Late Leonard Tagg (4 May 2015) Supreme Court of Victoria – mortgage - banking - set aside judgment.
  • Fegen v Rahme and Ors - Ruling (5 June 2014) Supreme Court of Victoria, Practice Court – mortgagee - injunction.

Retail & Commercial Tenancies

Disciplinary Proceedings 

ACCC Enforcement 

  • Having previously been engaged by the ACCC as an Assistant Director of its Enforcement Division, Scott provides advice to clients in respect of competition and consumer issues.

Scott is a nationally accredited mediator and accepts appointments to mediate in all areas of commercial disputes.  He is a mediation panel member of the Office of the Franchising Mediation Adviser and Magistrates' Court Single List of External Mediators.

From 2011 to 2013 Scott was a Senior Lawyer employed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) where he conducted taxation (director penalties and other tax related recoveries); and insolvency litigation (unfair preference claims; defending applications to set aside statutory demands) on behalf of the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Taxation, representing them in negotiations, mediation and appearances.

From 2005 to 2011 Scott was employed by the Enforcement Division of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) seeking compliance by business with the then TPA through administrative resolutions; 87B Court enforceable undertakings and litigated outcomes. 

From 1999 to 2005 Scott was a solicitor in private practice in the areas of commercial litigation. He commenced practice in a county firm and later worked for a major (national) law firm in Melbourne.

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Contact

PH +61 3 9225 6398
Email scottmorris@vicbar.com.au

Chambers: Room 0421
Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Mediators
Commercial
Securities and Investments
Restraint of Trade
Real Property
Insurance
Partnership Disputes
Corporations Law
Corporate Insolvency
Contractual Disputes
Bankruptcy
Consumer Protection Law
Competition
Banking
Equity
Family Provision
Real Property
Trusts
Wills and Probate
Public/Administrative
Proceeds of Crime
Privacy/Freedom of Information
Merits Review
Disciplinary Proceedings
Judicial Review and administrative law
Tax/Revenue
Stamp Duty and other state taxes
Payroll Tax
Income Tax
Goods and services tax

ADMISSIONS

Admitted to the Legal Profession:
04 Nov 1998
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
24 Oct 2013

Qualifications

BLS, LLB

Also Entitled to Practise in

All Australian States and Jurisdictions
Federal Court of Australia
High Court of Australia