Scott Sherwen

Senior Associate

Scott is an insurance lawyer, with broad experience in defendant insurance litigation, including statutory insurance, public liability and professional indemnity claims. He acts for public health facilities in occupiers’ liability litigation, which regularly involves providing advice in relation to complex overlapping statutory compensation entitlements. 

Scott has specialised experience in providing legal advice to individual medical practitioners and public health facilities in respect of medical negligence claims and coronial proceedings. In this regard, he has advised in relation to a number of multi-party matters, which involve complex liability, causation, contribution, and damages issues.  

Scott adopts a pragmatic and measured approach towards conducting litigation, which is focussed on building and maintaining strong relationships with clients by ensuring that they are in a strong position to defend claims where appropriate. Where liability is clear, Scott take steps to resolve matters in the most cost effective and timely manner possible.

Legal Expertise 

  • Medical negligence and health law
     
  • Coronial investigations and inquests
     
  • Occupiers’, public liability and statutory compensation claims
     
  • Compensation to Relatives Act and nervous shock claims
     
  • Multi-party litigation and claims for indemnity/contribution