Mitchell Scott

Practice areas
Dispute resolution
International trade
Sport and events
Competition and regulatory

Mitchell Scott is an associate in our Brisbane office.

Mitchell primarily works within our dispute resolution and legal controversy areas. He already has a wealth of hands-on experience in the law that underlines his valuable “emerging lawyer” status.

Mitchell has handled trade mark litigation in the Federal Court, and both judicial and merits-based review of administrative decisions made by agencies such as the Australian Taxation Office and the Department of Defence. In the areas of competition and retail law he has advised on restraints of trade and the “fit for purpose” provisions of the Australian Consumer Law. Mitchell has been involved in the resolution of property and construction disputes as well, in matters having to do with building standards and contractual compliance, leasing disputes, and body corporate management. He has instructed counsel in the Federal Court of Australia, and appeared as an advocate in Federal and State courts and tribunals.

The unifying feature of this broad canvas is Mitchell’s love of grappling with complexity and resolving problems through structured legal thought and logical persuasion. Mitchell adopts a well-considered commercial and client-centred approach, to ensure his clients understand the issues, legal points, and strategies involved. In litigation, success is measured by achieving either the best outcome, or the least-worst outcome. Mitchell has the cleverness and the confidence to know which of these should be pursued, in any particular matter, and to design our client representation accordingly.

Mitchell graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Psychological Science and a Bachelor of Laws in 2015. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland, and enrolled on the list of practitioners of the High Court of Australia, in 2016. He already holds an Unrestricted Practicing Certificate.

When not in the office, you’ll find Mitchell in one of two places. Either he’ll be playing rugby for “The Mighty Bugs”, down at the Wynnum Rugby Club, or he’ll be at the physio, repairing the damage done in playing rugby for the said “Bugs”.

Knowledge pieces by Mitchell Scott
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).