Scott Guthrie draws on his more than 20 years’ of expertise to advise clients in the finance, insolvency and property industries.

A significant part of Scott’s practice involves acting for various stakeholders in the unsecured and secured insolvency market. Scott regularly advises and acts for receivers, liquidators, administrators and bankruptcy trustees in identifying, preserving and recovering assets for secured and unsecured creditors. Scott also represents directors and company officers, particularly in response to investigations and enforcement action by ASIC and other corporate regulators.

Scott is also regularly engaged to represent a number of major banking institutions to recover secured and unsecured funds, and acts for them and other non-bank financiers in all manner of disputes, including those concerning the priority of securities, mortgage fraud, cheque conversion claims and professional negligence claims (against auditors and valuers).

Property developers frequently call upon Scott’s expertise to act in joint venture disputes, as well as contractual disputes concerning the application of consumer protection legislation (such as the Land Sales Act) and disputes concerning alleged rights of termination.