Scott Grahame's focus as a commercial litigator is on the special challenges faced by highly regulated clients such as government, associations or financial services in resolving disputes and regulatory and internal investigations. 

These challenges include the creation and use of tailored dispute mechanisms, while responding to government, media, claimants, and other stakeholders in a fair, consistent manner.

For clients in the sporting industry, including the ARU and NRL, Scott has handled contractual disputes using both the traditional legal routes and arbitration.

His work for NSW State government agencies has mainly been on resolving contractual disputes, against the background of media attention and the unique constraints upon government parties in litigation. 

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Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Commonwealth Bank of Australia: Scott has been advising the Bank on its Open Advice Review program, open to any customer who had received financial advice from CBA's financial planning businesses between 2003 and 2012.  This matter has been particularly sensitive due to the controversy regarding the financial advice industry and is one of the most contentious issues facing the Australian legal sector now.  The CBA Program, which is a whole of business, customer-focussed remediation Program, is the largest program of its type in Australia and extremely important to the CBA business and brand. 

Commonwealth Bank of Australia: Scott has been advising the Bank in relation to compliance with a licence conditions regime imposed by ASIC. This required it to address perceived inadequacies in some earlier client remediation programs against ASIC mandated timelines.

ANZ: Scott is advising the Bank in relation to the alleged market misconduct and associated claims.

Macquarie Bank: Scott regularly advises the Bank in relation to various financial advice disputes.

Australian Rugby Union: Scott is advising the ARU in relation to all aspects of the dispute with the Western Force rugby team.

National Rugby League: Scott advised the NRL in relation to a dispute with the Newcastle Knights.

Ardent Leisure: Scott advised on various claims concerning alleged breaches of commercial leases and intellectual property disputes.

ARTC: Scott has acted for ARTC on a number of contractual claims.

Commonwealth Government: Scott advised the Commonwealth Government in relation to a large-scale insurance recovery concerning the collapse of Pan Pharmaceuticals.

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Energy and Resources

Wright Prospecting Pty Ltd: Scott advised this company in relation to entitlement to royalty payments under royalty agreements with Rio Tinto.

New South Wales Government - Department of Resources and Primary Industries: Scott advised on an internal investigation over the allocation of coal exploration licences leading to the ICAC inquiry.

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International Arbitration

Canadian telecommunications company: Scott advised this company in relation to an international arbitration involving a sale of a telecommunications company in the French West Indies.

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Leisure and Entertainment

Australian Rugby Union: Scott is advising the ARU in relation to all aspects of the dispute with the Western Force rugby team.

National Rugby League: Scott advised the NRL in relation to a contractual dispute with the Newcastle Knights.

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