Scott heads Holding Redlich’s specialist Procurement Group, and advises on significant projects and procurements for government and other public sector clients. In recognition of his position as a leading government lawyer, he was one of the first NSW Law Society Accredited Specialists in Government and Administrative Law (with a focus on government commercial and procurement transactions).
He is also highly regarded in state governments, water and energy, transport (and ports), IT and IP, social housing, defence and infrastructure, with expertise in local government projects, general contractual and legislative advice and the tendering process under local government legislation services procurement, infrastructure contracts and performance-based contracts.
An industry leader and expert on the new Modern Slavery Act, Scott is working with large corporates, government entities and regulators in advising on this new and complex area, including:
- Preparing and delivery a whole day Modern Slavery training course for Procurement Australia (including to NSW and Victorian local Councils)
- Advising large corporates on required contract amendments to construction contracts
- Advising Sydney Desalination Plant on its requirements to comply with the Modern Slavery legislation
- Advising Illion in relation to all aspects of the Modern Slavery legislation including preparing a Modern Slavery Action Plan, reviewing contracts and tender documents, preparing modern slavery policies and preparing the Modern Slavery Statement
- Advising Flinders Port Holdings on required contract amendments to construction contracts and purchase orders
- Advising James Hardie on its Modern Slavery Action Plan and implementation of the Plan including policy updated and contract reviews.
As well as presenting on Modern Slavery, he also regularly speaks at seminars, workshops and conferences on new forms of project delivery, procurement, probity and contract law and is a regular contributor to journal and industry articles.