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Scott Eustace

Scott Eustace Director - Dispute Resolution + Insolvency

LLB (Hons) LLM B.Bus

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Scott is the Director – Dispute Resolution + Insolvency at Stokes Lawyers.  Scott has previously worked in the Brisbane office of an international firm and immediately before joining Stokes Lawyers was the partner in charge of the litigation division of one of the largest firms on the Gold Coast.

Scott is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Commercial Litigation and a Nationally Accredited Mediator.  With this combination of skills Scott is able to assess a client’s legal and commercial position to determine the best approach to achieve the desired outcome which may include litigation or negotiation or a combination of both.

Why Stokes?

Scott is a local resident and wishes to provide good quality litigation and insolvency advice to clients without them needing to travel out of Logan to seek it.

Expertise

With over 20 years’ in dispute resolution and insolvency Scott has experience in most areas of commercial disputes including:

  • Company disputes;
  • Property disputes;
  • Contract disputes;
  • Leasing disputes;
  • Building disputes including payment claims and QBCC matters;
  • Employment disputes;
  • Defamation;
  • Insolvency;
  • Enforcement of foreign judgments.

Scott has a significant amount of experience in mediation, both in the capacity as advisor to the parties to mediation and in the capacity as a mediator.

As a mediator Scott uses his experience to quickly gain an understanding of the interests of each party, to identify the issues and to assist the parties to facilitate a resolution of the dispute.

Community

Scott is a member of the Board of John Paul College, having joined the Board in 2016.

Scott is a member of the Queensland Cricket Umpires Association and may be seen umpiring Queensland Premier Grade Cricket on a Saturday.

Major Cases

Court of Appeal of Queensland

Scholz & Anor v. Ace Finance Aust Pty Ltd [2018] QCA 234

Willmott & Anor v. McLeay & Anor [2013] QCA 84

Fletcher v Kakemoto & Anor [2012] 1 QdR 107

Hedley Commercial Property Services Pty Ltd v. BRCP Oasis Land Pty Ltd [2010] 1 QdR 439

Supreme Court of Queensland

Elan Boulevard Pty Ltd v. Fnyn Investments Pty Ltd and Ors [2016] QSC 123

Orchid Avenue Pty Ltd v. Parniczky & Anor [2015] QSC 207

Orchid Avenue Pty Ltd v. Hingston & Anor [2015] QSC 42

Lindaning Pty Ltd (Receivers and Managers Appointed) v. Goodlock and Gore [2011] QSC 266

Campbell v. Bank of Queensland Limited [2011] QSC 122

Supreme Court of NSW

Tate v. Duncan-Strelec [2019] NSWSC 1383

Tate v. Duncan-Strelec [2014] NSWSC 1125

Duncan-Strelec & Ors v. Tate & Ors [2010] NSWSC 872

Federal Court of Australia

Lewis v. Orchid Avenue Pty Ltd [2014] FCA 739

Out of the office

Scott has a wife and three children.  He can often be seen at his childrens’ cricket, netball and football matches when he is not umpiring cricket.