New appointment adds strength to national insolvency and litigation team


News | 6 July 2020

Leading independent business law firm Hall & Wilcox has strengthened its national insolvency and commercial litigation capabilities with the appointment of specialist partner Scott Butler, based in Brisbane.

Scott is a senior commercial litigation lawyer who specialises in insolvency and restructuring. In addition to advising clients on commercial disputes, Scott advises on all aspects of administration, liquidation, receivership and bankruptcy. With more than 20 years’ experience, Scott combines his industry knowledge with strong technical and dispute resolution skills to provide innovative, commercial and cost-effective solutions.

Scott is the Chair of the Insolvency and Restructuring Committee of the Law Council of Australia and is Chair of the Queensland Law Society Insolvency Law Committee. Scott is also a Fellow of INSOL International.

Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution at Hall & Wilcox, Graydon Dowd, said the firm was delighted to welcome Scott.

‘Scott is a very impressive commercial litigator, with a strong profile in Brisbane and nationally. He advises many clients in the financial services, energy and resources and government sectors, which aligns with our team’s focus,’ he said.

Wayne Kelcey, who heads up Hall & Wilcox’s Insolvency practice, echoed Graydon’s comments.

‘Scott is one of the leading insolvency lawyers in Brisbane. Scott will work across both the commercial litigation and insolvency areas and will be of great value to the firm, especially in a post COVID-19 market,’ he said.

Hall & Wilcox’s Managing Partner, Tony Macvean, commented that ‘Scott’s appointment will provide further depth to the firm’s commercial dispute resolution and insolvency practices nationally, which aligns with the firm's strategy’.

‘This appointment also further expands our commercial offering to clients in Brisbane. We see a lot of opportunity in Brisbane and are keen to invest further in that market to support our Queensland-based and national clients.’

Scott commented that he is ‘excited to be joining Hall & Wilcox and to help expand the firm’s expertise and capabilities in Queensland. Hall & Wilcox is a wonderful firm which I have long admired and I am looking forward to the years ahead.’


Melinda Woledge

Melinda Woledge

Marketing & Communications Manager

Melinda is the national marketing and communications manager at Hall & Wilcox. She has more than 20 years’ experience...

You might be also interested in...

Mergers and acquisitions | 12 Aug 2020

Hall & Wilcox advises Quad Lock co-founders on partnership to accelerate growth

We have advised the co-founders of startup Quad Lock, Rob Ward and Chris Peters, on the sale of a majority interest in their company to Quadrant Growth Fund. The move will enable Quad Lock to scale up and increase its presence in the global market.

Property and projects | 5 Aug 2020

Hall & Wilcox advises Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation on Pasminco site redevelopment

We have advised Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation on the multi-million-dollar commercial and residential redevelopment of the former Pasminco Cockle Creek smelter site at Boolaroo, near Newcastle, NSW.