Biography

Scott has acted on behalf of clients who have suffered injury in New South Wales since 1988. He was admitted as a Solicitor in 1992 and became a partner of the practice in 1997. He was accredited by the Law Society of New South Wales as a Personal Injury Law Specialist in 1996.

In 1996, Scott was appointed by the State Insurance Regulatory Authority to the panel of specialist solicitors to provide advice to catastrophically injured children. He is also a member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance.

Associations

  • Law Society of NSW
  • Australian Lawyers Alliance
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Motor Accident Authority Committee for Catastrophically Injured Children
  • New South Wales Rugby Union Judicial Officer
  • Member of Australia Lawyers

Career History

  • BPC since 1993
  • Flannery Mura & Costello 1988-1992

Professional Qualifications

  • 1992 Diploma in Law – Solicitors Admission Board
  • 1992 Admitted in Supreme Court of NSW
  • 2004 Admitted in High Court of Australia

If you think you have a claim that you would like Scott to handle, please call us on (02) 8280 6900 or contact us online.

Industry Awards

Doyles Guide

  • Preeminent Work Injury Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2021;
  • Preeminent Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2021;
  • Leading Public Liability Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2021;
  • Preeminent Work Injury Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – Australia, 2020;
  • Leading Public Liability Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – Australia, 2020;
  • Recommended Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – Australia, 2020;
  • Leading Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – NSW, 2019;
  • Leading Work Injury Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – NSW, 2019;
  • Leading Work Injury Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2018;
  • Recommended Motor Vehicle Accident Compensation Lawyers (Plaintiff) – New South Wales 2018;
  • Leading Work Injury Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) – New South Wales, 2017;
  • Recommended Public Liability Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) – NSW, 2016;
  • Recommended Medical Negligence Lawyer (Plaintiff) – NSW, 2016;
  • Recommended Work Injury & Accident Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) – NSW, 2016; and
  • Leading Motor Vehicle Accident & Injury Compensation Lawyer (Plaintiff) – Sydney, 2015.

Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers 2023

The Best Lawyers for 2023 – 15th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia

  • Scott Hall-Johnston was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 15th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia for his work in Personal Injury Litigation, Sydney, Australia.

The Best Lawyers for 2022 – 14th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia

  • Scott Hall-Johnston was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 14th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia for his work in Personal Injury Litigation, Sydney, Australia.

The Best Lawyers for 2021 – 13th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia

  • Scott Hall-Johnston was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 13th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia for his work in Personal Injury Litigation, Sydney, Australia.

The Best Lawyers for 2020 – 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Australia

  • Scott Hall-Johnston was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 12th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia for his work in Personal Injury Litigation, Sydney, Australia.

Community 

  • Scott was a volunteer lifesaver at Palm Beach
  • Scott has volunteered at the Redfern Legal Centre
  • Scott has served on the board of his local primary school from 2012
  • Scott is a former judiciary member of Suburban Rugby Union

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How Scott Can Help You

Accredited Specialist Personal Injury Law (NSW)

Road Accidents

If you have been injured in a road accident, either as a driver/rider, passenger or pedestrian it’s likely that you will be entitled to compensation.

Work Accidents

If you have been injured at work, on your way to or from work, you may be entitled to compensation.

Public Accidents

If you have been injured in a public place (shopping centre, hotel, gym etc) because of the negligence of the owner it’s likely that you will be able to make a claim.

Medical Negligence

We can help you seek compensation if you have suffered injury as a result of a medical opinion or procedure that was or went wrong. Very strict time limits apply in these matters.

Superannuation Claims

If injured at work, you may also be able to make a claim through your superannuation account.

Product Liability

If you suffer an injury as a result of some goods or products which you feel may have been the fault of the manufacturer or distributor, you may be entitled to compensation.

Articles by Scott

Minor & Non-Minor Injury Assessments in Road Accident Claims in NSW

In this podcast, BPC Lawyers Partner and Accredited Personal Injury Law Specialist Scott Hall-Johnston differentiates minor and non-minor injuries and how this assessment is crucial to the extent of compensation you may receive.   Transcript Dan Toombs: Crucial to the extent of compensation that you may receive for an injury in New South Wales is… Read More »Minor & Non-Minor Injury Assessments in Road Accident Claims in NSW

Minor Injury vs Non Minor Injury

In the event of a motor vehicle accident, your ability to make a claim under the New South Wales compulsory third party insurance scheme depends on whether your injury is classified as a minor or non-minor injury. Whether an injury is considered minor or non-minor depends on the diagnosis of the injury, not the physical… Read More »Minor Injury vs Non Minor Injury

Why Do People Have to Wait 20 Months Before Pursuing a Motor Accident Damages Claim?

In this podcast, BPC Lawyers Partner and Accredited Personal Injury Law Specialist, Scott Hall-Johnston explains why people have to wait 20 months before pursuing a motor accident damages claim.