Scott Chambers is a Partner at Chambers Russell Lawyers and an expert in commercial litigation.
Scott has practised as a litigator in all major jurisdictions in New South Wales including the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, District Court, Local Court and the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal acting for individuals, large companies and the New South Wales Government. A skillful and effective negotiator and litigator, Scott’s practice canvasses multi-million dollar construction disputes, appeals and applications for urgent interlocutory relief to local court debt recovery, tribunal claims and strata disputes.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws from the Australian National University. Scott prepares and presents seminars to a range of stakeholders in the property and construction industries and regularly publishes articles on major issues in the field, many in the Law Society Journal of the Law Society of New South Wales. Scott is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and Strata Community Australia (NSW).
Scott's Latest Articles
"Riddled with Structural Defects" - Certifier Liability A recent decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales has determined that a Council taking on the roll as the PCA in respect of a residential building owed and breached a duty of care to a subsequent purchaser. The decision may be of particular significance to owners in circumstances where they are out of time to pursue other parties or cannot do so for other reasons such as the death, disappearance of insolvency of the original builder. Published by on December 18, 2015
The home warranty insurance register As of 15 January 2015 details of contracts of home warranty insurance issued by the NSW Self Insurance Corporation may be accessed through an online register. The register provides key information about the extent of insurance protection offered to owners and prospective purchasers. Published by on March 4, 2015
Amendments to the Home Building Act 1989 A number of key amendments to the home building laws in New South Wales have now come into operation. The amendments have wide ranging implications impacting on licencing, defect litigation and home warranty insurance. A number of considerations that arise from the amendments are discussed in this article. Published by on March 4, 2015