Scott Aspinall

Scott Aspinall

Scott practises primarily in the areas of domestic and cross-border insolvency, banking and commercial litigation. In 2015 he became the first member of the NSW Bar to be made a fellow of INSOL International and in 2016 was appointed as a member of INSOL's Taskforce Committee.

In 2015 he 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 for major financial institutions, local and foreign liquidators in simple and complex insolvency and debt recovery matters. Amongst other major matters for the liquidators of Octaviar, Centaur and for the Commonwealth Bank, he was recently briefed by ARITA to appear with Hutley SC as amicus before a five member bench of the New South Wales Court of Appeal in the Sakr appeal concerning 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.


Select Cases

Sanderson as Liquidator of Sakr Nominees Pty Ltd (in liquidation) v Sakr [2017] NSWCA 38

Anglican Development Fund Diocese of Bathurst in its own capacity and in its capacity as trustee of the Anglican Development Fund Diocese of Bathurst (receivers and managers appointed) v The Right Reverend Ian Palmer, Bishop of The Diocese of Bathurst; Commonwealth Bank of Australia v The Right Reverend Ian Palmer, Bishop of The Diocese of Bathurst [2015] NSWSC 1856

Commonwealth Bank of Australia v The Right Reverend Ian Palmer, Bishop of the Diocese of Bathurst [2015] NSWSC 450

Fortress Credit Corporation (Australia) II Pty Ltd v Fletcher & Barnet [2015] NSWCA 85

Re Akers as a joint foreign representative of Saad Investments Company Limited (in Official Liquidation) v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation [2014] FCAFC 57

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