Scott Ellis

Name: Scott Ellis

Qualifications: B Juris. (UWA), LLB (UWA), LLM (UWA),  Professional Certificate in Arbitration (General and Advanced) (Uni. of  Adelaide), Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (Queen Mary  College), ChArb.  Accredited as a mediator  to NMAS standards.

Title: Arbitrator, Mediator, Barrister

Organisation: Francis Burt Chambers

State: WA

Immediation Practice Area: Mediation, Arbitration, Expert Determination


I am an arbitrator, mediator, expert  determiner and barrister at Francis Burt Chambers, Perth.

I have practised as an arbitrator, mediator  and expert determiner since 2005, focusing on domestic and international  disputes in the infrastructure energy and resources sectors, and on disputes  arising under complex statutory frameworks.

I am a Fellow of the Australian Centre for  International Commercial Arbitration, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators  and Resolution Institute (Grade 1).   I am a Chartered Arbitrator.  I  am the Chairman of the ADR Committee of the Law Society of Western Australia  and a member of the Law Council of Australia Alternative Dispute Resolution  Committee.  I am the Acting Corruption  and Crime Commissioner (WA), a member of the Anti-dumping Review Panel (Comm)  and a Senior Sessional Member of the State Administrative Tribunal (WA). I am  on the Panel of the Economic Regulation Authority of WA under Part 23 of the  National Gas Rules and under the Railways (Access) Code and of the Essential  Services Commission of South Australia.    I am a member of the Board of the Government Employees Superannuation  Board (WA).  

For a number of years, I was a partner at  Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills).

Personal Comment

I joined Immediation’s Panel because I want to  see the benefits of technology flow through to parties involved in ADR.  

Immediation Area(s) of Expertise

●        Corporate and commercial  (contracts, directors’ duties, energy resources mining, international law,  joint ventures, misleading and deceptive conduct/fraud, sport)

●        Property, construction,  environment, oil, gas and mining (building and construction, compulsory  acquisition, oil gas and mining, security of payments)

●        Government and administrative law  (customs, judicial review and merits review, statutory interpretation)

●        Employment, industrial relations  and discrimination (employment)