Scott Ellis

Professional Details

Name Scott Ellis
Grade Senior
Rate* $595 per hour (incl. GST)
ABN 956 809 03 078
Registration 7
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Scott has practiced as an adjudicator since the introduction of the Construction Contracts Act (WA) and is one of WA most experienced adjudicators. He has conducted many adjudications under the Act, with sums in dispute ranging from about $100,000 to about $50 million. He is also an adjudicator under the Construction Contracts (Security of Payments) Act 2004 (Northern Territory).

He is a grade 1 arbitrator with Resolution Institute. He is a Fellow of Resolution Institute and of the Australian Centre for International Arbitration. He is a Chartered Arbitrator and a Fellow of the Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has published many arbitration awards, principally in building and construction disputes. He is an NMAS Accredited Mediator.

Scott was a partner at leading commercial law firm Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) for more than 12 years. He is now a barrister at Francis Burt Chambers acting for both contractors and principals in construction disputes in the Courts and in arbitrations. He has appeared in applications for judicial review of adjudication determinations and reviews in the State Administrative Tribunal under s 46 of the Construction Contracts Act.

Scott is also a Senior Sessional Member of the State Administrative Tribunal, a member of the Anti-dumping Review Panel, and Presidential Member of the WA Electricity Review Board.


  • Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia (1983)
  • Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK/Aust)
  • Grade 1 Arbitrator, Resolution Institute
  • Registered adjudicator under the Construction Contracts Act, 2004 (NT) and Construction Contracts (Security of Payments) Act, 2004 (NT)
  • Mediator accredited to NMAS standards


Phone 1300 760 297
Fax 1300 760 220
Address Level 28, AMP Tower, 140 St Georges Terrace, PERTH WA 6000
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