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Tim Scotter

QUALIFICATIONS   LL.B, B.A (economics)
ADMITTED  1993(NZ), 2000(Vic)     BAR  2006
CHAMBERS  ACK 3005

PHONE  9225 8506
MOBILE  0409 007 046
EMAIL  tscotter@vicbar.com.au

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Tim Scotter,   LL.B, B.A (economics)

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Administrative Law
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Commercial Law
  • Contract
  • Energy
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Insurance
  • Partnerships
  • Probate / Wills / Part IV
  • Professional Negligence
  • Torts (Other Than PI)
  • Trade Practices

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Experience

Tim is an experienced commercial barrister and appears in a wide range of commercial disputes and professional disciplinary matters. He has extensive experience in working on cases as part of a team made up of solicitors and other counsel. He is an experienced trial advocate.

In recent years, Tim has obtained significant experience in different areas including corporations, professional disciplinary and professional negligence matters. For example, he has:

  • Conducted a number of Supreme and Federal Court trials alleging breaches of the Corporations Act, fiduciary duties and diversion of property by directors
  • Conducted trials involving complex property disputes
  • Appeared in respect to freezing order applications
  • Appeared for Hancock Victoria Plantations in respect to the settlement of the Rowe v SPI (Murrindindi) class action
  • Appeared for a shipbroker in an Admiralty trial arising out of a charterparty
  • Acted for a representative party in the ExxonMobil superannuation fund dispute
  • Appeared in defence of a contempt application
  • Acted in professional negligence disputes
  • Regularly prosecuted as counsel for the Victorian Legal Services Commissioner
  • Conducted investigations for an interstate Legal Regulator
  • Conducted examinations in the Supreme Court of solicitors on behalf of receivers of legal practices

Tim has appeared in a wide variety of jurisdictions, including the State Court of Appeal and Supreme Court Trial division, in relation to insurance disputes, equity proceedings, contempt proceedings and insolvency matters.

Tim's CV, including a selection of cases in which he has been involved, may be viewed via the CV link above.

From 1 July 2008 liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation