Megan Scott

Special Counsel

Qualifications: BSc, LLB, LLM

Practices

Megan has over 15 years’ extensive experience working in commercial dispute resolution, including 11 years as a solicitor in insolvency and general disputes working with clients across a range of industries and backgrounds.

A hardworking, dedicated team player, Megan has excellent attention to detail and broad experience in running complex matters in the Federal and Supreme Courts.

Specifically Megan specialises in commercial litigation, corporate insolvency, bankruptcy, corporations law disputes, shareholder, partnership and unit holder disputes, contractual disputes, breach of confidence and restraint of trade, securities enforcement and debt recovery.

Megan has advised companies in relation to restructuring and work-outs and contractual disputes, advised liquidators, administrators and receivers on a range of matters including recovery of voidable transactions, insolvent trading, public examinations and deeds of company arrangements, and advised creditors, directors and shareholders of companies in relation to disputes and insolvency.

Experience

  • Advising a financial service provider in relation to investigation and subsequent proceedings commenced by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission for alleged breaches of the Corporations Act.
  • Advising a tax payer in relation to proceedings commenced by the Australia Taxation Officer for liabilities arising from amended assessments, certain declarations and freezing orders.
  • Advising unit holders of a trust and shareholder of a company operating a business in relation to a dispute with the other unitholders and shareholders for oppressive conduct.
  • Advising liquidators of corporate trustees in relation to being appointed as receivers of the trust.
  • Advising a minority shareholder in relation to a claim in the Supreme Court of New South Wales for oppressive conduct and recovery of a loan repayable at call.
  • Advising three related companies in a three week hearing before the Federal Court of Australia against two former directors for breach of an implied term of a contract and misleading and deceptive conduct giving rise to a claim for damages for loss of opportunity.
  • Advising a company operating a financial planning business in relation to a claim in the Supreme Court of New South Wales against two former employees and directors for breach of confidence and breach of post-employment restraints.
  • Advising a company and shareholder in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in relation to a dispute regarding the ownership of three companies operating various restaurants following the death of one of the shareholders and a claim for oppressive conduct.
  • Advising a company in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in relation to a members’ circular resolution signed by a purported corporate representative which was found to be invalid and also oppressive, unfairly prejudicial to or unfairly discriminatory against the majority shareholder.
  • Advising a group of distressed companies in relation to a restructure.

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