Hugh Scott-Mackenzie

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

‘Identifying the legal and commercial objectives in a dispute are critical to achieving a positive, timely and cost-effective outcome for the client’

Hugh is an experienced Litigation & Dispute Resolution lawyer and Mediator having practised extensively as a partner in leading Australian law firms for over 25 years and at the Queensland Bar for 15 years.

He has mediated hundreds of disputes, both as mediator and lawyer for a party to the mediation and represented clients in many significant and complex litigation and dispute resolution matters in the Supreme Courts of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory and the Federal and High Courts.

Clients value his vast knowledge and litigation experience together with his acknowledged ability to take the commercial and strategic objectives in a dispute and fashion solutions designed to achieve those objectives in a timely and
cost-effective manner.


  • listed and unlisted public companies;
  • aviation regulators, operators and airports;
  • government departments, statutory bodies and local government;
  • accountants and banks;
  • port authorities and ship owners and insurers; AND
  • publicly listed companies and others in high-profile workplace health and safety incidents across numerous industry sectors providing incident management advice and assistance with investigations, enforcement, defense of prosecutions and work health and safety litigation and compliance with Federal and State laws.

Why AJ & Co?

‘Clients want the best outcome to disputes delivered quickly and cost effectively. We understand clients want to be able to assess the return on investment, or risk versus the likely cost of the dispute.  At AJ & Co Lawyers these outcomes are delivered by developing a close and trusting relationship with clients and providing timely and robust advice on the likely outcome and an accurate estimate of costs or budget.’