Scott Crabb

Clayton Utz
Partner Perth

Scott Crabb has extensive knowledge and delivers his advice in terms appropriate to the listener. He also has the ability to quickly assess situations and is well organised.

– Legal Profiles.


A leading litigator with over thirty years' experience in resolving disputes and in conducting and defending litigation in the superior courts, as well as advising on urgent interlocutory relief. Scott has represented private and public sector clients in complex, large-scale and high-profile litigation in a diverse range of areas. Scott is regularly consulted by clients across all sectors on issues relating to statutory interpretation, contracting, IP, trade practices, media, marketing and advertising, distribution together with governance and compliance issues.

Notable Work
  • HBF: representing in Supreme Court proceedings over curtain wall defects in corporate headquarters.
  • East Metropolitan Health Service: representing in Supreme Court proceedings relating to ownership of IP relating to method for manufacturing mesenchymal stromal cells.
  • State of Western Australia: represented in proceedings in multiple jurisdictions commenced by Clive Palmer relating to WA Mineralogy Act.
  • Yara group companies: represented in complex multi-jurisdictional proceedings in relation to interests in fertiliser and ammonia plants in Western Australia.
  • Noble Group and its founder (Richard Elman): represented in litigation over contractual claim in Supreme Court of Western Australia.
  • Summit Resources: represented in Corporations Act proceedings commenced by Areva in the Supreme Court of Western Australia.
  • Various organisations: represented in the Federal Court and before the Commissioner of Patents in proceedings for patent infringement and revocation.
  • Various parties: represented in judicial review proceedings in Supreme Court and Federal Court.
  • Various organisations and individuals: represented and advised on investigations and the exercise of coercive powers by a range of regulatory and investigative bodies including Australian Federal Police, ACCC, ASIC, ATO, work safety regulators and mining safety regulators including execution of 'raids'.
  • Energy, resources and mining services clients: Represented and advised on wide range of disputes including those relating to royalties, joint venture and shareholder agreements, contracting, administrative law, state agreements, distribution agreements, mining legislation.
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