Mitchell Scott

Senior Associate
Practice areas
Dispute resolution
International trade
Sport and events
Competition and regulatory
Government

Mitchell Scott is a Senior Associate in Moulis Legal’s dispute resolution team.

Mitchell is an experienced and respected litigator in all areas of legal controversy. Using his strengths in grappling with complexity and resolving problems through structured legal thought and logical persuasion, Mitchell assists domestic and international clients to resolve their commercial disputes.

In litigation, success is measured by achieving either the best outcome, or the least-worst outcome. Mitchell knows which of these should be pursued, and has the experience to design a legal strategy accordingly.

Working with disputes in Federal and State jurisdictions, Mitchell has acted in complex contractual disputes, trade mark and intellectual property litigation, contraventions of the Corporations Act, commercial property disputes and urgent interlocutory applications.

In the areas of competition and consumer law, he has advised businesses on restraint of trade issues, and the “fit for purpose” provisions of the Australian Consumer Law. Mitchell has also been involved in the resolution of property and construction disputes including building standards and contractual compliance issues.

Mitchell’s experience also extends to acting in both judicial and merits-based reviews of administrative decisions made by agencies such as the Australian Taxation Office, the Department of Defence and local governments.

He is a confident and trusted advocate, with considerable experience appearing in Federal and State courts and tribunals, including the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory, and the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Mitchell’s experience in sporting tribunals includes acting in matters before the Basketball Australia Appeals Tribunal and previously sitting as a judicial member for Brisbane Junior Rugby Union.

Mitchell adopts a well-considered commercial and client-centred approach, to ensure his clients understand the issues, legal points, and strategies employed to resolve their dispute. He understands his clients’ businesses and how different outcomes will impact them, and takes pride in promptly establishing rapport and building relationships.

Mitchell graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Psychological Science and a Bachelor of Laws in 2015 and completed his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at College of Law shortly after. In 2016, Mitchell was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and enrolled on the list of practitioners of the High Court of Australia.

Mitchell is based in Moulis Legal’s Brisbane office. When not in the office, you’ll find him at his local rugby club or on the golf course.

Knowledge pieces by Mitchell Scott
Boardroom Breakfast Series | Contracting with Government

The Brisbane 2032 Olympics will generate $180 billion in government contracts. Is your business game-ready to compete in this unprecedented opportunity to work with the government, realise new revenue streams and achieve business growth?

Pathways to registering a foreign judgment in Australia

To enforce a foreign judgment in Australia, it must first be registered in an appropriate Australian Court. There are several pathways to have a foreign judgment successfully registered in Australia. Unsurprisingly, some pathways are more straightforward than others. It all depends on what type of judgment it is and where it was made.

Unintentional doping in sports law cases clarified

The World Anti-Doping Code (WADA Code) has traditionally applied the legal principle of strict liability to anti-doping rule violations. Sanctioning of athletes by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) may take into account factors which could be considered unintentional doping.

Ordinary goods can be war goods under Australia’s export controls

For the most part, tangible signposts guide decision making on Australian export controls by the government agency that has that responsibility, Defence Export Controls (DEC). The most significant of these is the Defence Strategic Goods List (DSGL).