Scott Aspinall

Scott Aspinall

Scott practises primarily in the areas of domestic and cross-border insolvency, banking and commercial litigation. He was called to the bar in 2005 and in 2015 he became the first member of the NSW Bar to be made a fellow of INSOL International and was recognised in Doyle's Guide as one of Australia's leading junior counsel in the field of insolvency and reconstruction.

Scott regularly advises and acts in simple and complex insolvency, corporate and commercial matters. He has assisted clients in inquires before the NSW ICAC and Ombudsman. Amongst other major matters he has acted for the liquidators of the Saad, Octaviar and Centaur groups.

In 2017 he appeared with Hutley SC for ARITA in the Sakr appeal before a five member bench of the NSW Court of Appeal on the leading case on liquidator's remuneration.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Scott was a medical practitioner before becoming a solicitor at Allens Arthur Robinson. He was Associate to the Honourable Justice Emmett in 2002. He has, for many years, been a member of the Bar Association’s professional conduct committees and is a professional member of ARITA.

Select Cases

Sanderson as Liquidator of Sakr Nominees Pty Ltd (in liquidation) v Sakr [2017] NSWCA 38; (2017) 343 ALR 524; (2017) 118 ACSR 333; (2017) 93 NSWLR 459

Fortress Credit Corporation (Australia) II Pty Ltd v Fletcher & Barnet [2015] NSWCA 85; (2015) 318 ALR 597; (2015) 295 FLR 13; (2015) 105 ACSR 581; (2015) 89 NSWLR 11

Re Akers as a joint foreign representative of Saad Investments Company Limited (in Official Liquidation) v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation [2014] FCAFC 57; (2014) 223 FCR 8; (2014) 311 ALR 167; (2014) 100 ACSR 287; (2014) 142 ALD 451

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