Areas of Practice:

  • Conveyancing
  • Leasing; commercial, retail and retirement villages
  • Sale/Purchase of Businesses
  • Probate
  • Succession Act claims
  • Wills, Powers of Attorney, Enduring Guardians
  • Local court appearances


Originally from the Northern beaches of Sydney, Scott spent a good portion of his childhood in Auckland, New Zealand where he completed his education before returning to Sydney. After studying for his law qualification in Sydney, Scott relocated to Port Macquarie in 1995, attracted by the lifestyle and climate.

Scott joined the Donovan Oates Hannaford team in 2012 and adds more than 15 years’ experience in the areas of real property law, leasing and Deceased Estate matters to the firm’s pool of expertise. Prior to joining the firm, Scott worked for ten years as a sole practitioner and then as Partner at Viney Williams Lawyers in Port Macquarie.


Bachelor of Science (BSc) - Auckland University (1989)
Diploma of Law - Solicitors Admission Board (1994)

Community Involvement:

  • Past member of Tacking Point SLSC and Wauchope Bonny Hills SLSC
  • Past Vice President Wauchope Bonny Hills SLSC
  • Honorary Solicitor for Wauchope Bonny Hills SLSC
  • Honorary Solicitor for Tacking Point SLSC
  • Honorary Solicitor for Bonny Hills Progress Association


  • His three children
  • Swimming, running, surfing and yoga
  • Playing on his farm

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