Scott Grahame

Clayton Utz
Partner Sydney

Voted by peers as one of Australia's Best Lawyers in Litigation

– Best Lawyers Australia


Scott is a highly experienced commercial litigator with a proven track record representing clients in large scale commercial litigation, regulatory inquiries, mass consumer remediation programs, and Royal Commissions with exceptional skill and professionalism.

Scott is well-versed in navigating clients through sensitive litigious and regulatory matters that often attract nationwide media attention, earning him a reputation as a trusted and respected legal advisor.

Notable Work
  • Apple: defending the biggest Part IV case presently being conducted in the Federal Court of Australia in proceedings commenced by Epic Games (the creator of Fortnite) and in related but separate class action proceedings commenced on behalf of App Store consumers and developers seeking compensation arising from alleged overpayments.
  • Count Financial: defending a class action proceeding before the Federal Court of Australia in relation to alleged breaches of the ASIC Act, Australian Consumer Law and Corporations Act. The matter has significant implications for the broader financial services industry in relation to the treatment of commissions paid to advisers for financial products.
  • CBA and Bankwest: defending in proceedings brought by the Wage Inspectorate Victoria.
  • CBA: advising in relation to numerous ASIC investigations and large scale customer remediation programs.
  • Macquarie Bank: advising on wealth management related matters.
  • CBA: successfully defended in ASIC enforcement proceedings in relation to CBA's charging of Monthly Account Fees. The proceedings were significant for CBA (and the broader financial services industry) given the number of allegedly impacted customers and accounts and the manner in which ASIC framed its systems and processes case.
  • Former Prime Minister of Australia: acted for The Hon. Scott Morrison MP in relation to the Robodebt Royal Commission.
  • Port of Newcastle: advised the on a range of access disputes, including before the High Court of Australia and the Australian Competition Tribunal.
  • CBA: one of the lead Clayton Utz partners who advised on all aspects of the Banking Royal Commission and every round of hearings.
  • ANZ: acted in an ASIC investigation and enforcement action into alleged market manipulation in the BBSW market, and successfully settled civil penalty proceedings commenced in the Federal Court.
  • Anglicare: acted for - one of the largest providers of aged care services in Australia - during the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
  • CBA: advised in relation to APRA's inquiry into governance, culture and accountability in 2017 and 2018.
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