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Scott Hay-Bartlem

Partner
As the leader of Cooper Grace Ward’s commercial and private client workgroup, Scott specialises in tax, superannuation and estate and succession planning.

Scott and his team specialise in advising on tax, superannuation, structuring and restructuring, and estate planning and succession. This includes assisting accountants, financial planners, lawyers and other professional advisers with helping their clients deal with these issues.

Scott regularly provides training sessions on superannuation, tax and estate planning and succession issues and is a Fellow Member of the SMSF Association and an accredited SMSF Specialist AdvisorTM.

In addition, Scott is the chair of the SMSF Association and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate practitioners.

Scott is listed in Best Lawyers Australia for Superannuation Law, Trusts and Estates, Wealth Management / Succession Planning Practice. Additionally, Scott was named Best Lawyers’ 2016 Brisbane Wealth Management / Succession Planning Practice ‘Lawyer of the Year’, and Best Lawyers’ 2019, 2022 and 2024 Brisbane Superannuation ‘Lawyer of the Year’.

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) – Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Business – Accountancy – Queensland University of Technology
  • Diploma of Superannuation Management
  • Foundation Diploma of Financial Planning
  • Solicitor – Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Fellow Member – SMSF Association
  • SMSF Specialist AdvisorTM
  • Chair of the SMSF Association
  • Chartered Tax Adviser
  • Member – The Tax Institute
  • Member – FAAA (Financial Advice Association Australia)
  • Member – IFPA (Institute of Financial Professionals Australia)
  • Trust and Estate Practitioner (STEP)
  • Member – STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)
  • Listed as Best Lawyers’ 2019, 2022 and 2024 Brisbane Superannuation ‘Lawyer of the Year’
  • Listed in Doyle’s Guide as a preeminent lawyer for Wills, Estates and Succession Planning – Queensland 2020, 2022 and 2023
  • Listed in Best Lawyers Australia for Commercial Law, Superannuation Law, Trusts and Estates, Wealth Management / Succession Planning Practice
  • Advising on a wide range of tax, superannuation, structuring and restructuring, and estate planning and succession matters.
  • Advising on all aspects of business structuring and business and estate planning, sales and purchases of businesses, providing advice in relation to trusts, company matters, superannuation funds, tax and stamp duty.
  • Delivering documentation for the establishment of trusts, superannuation and company structures.
  • Advising on tax and related matters, including interpreting revenue laws and applying for revenue rulings.

Areas of Expertise

Publications

CGW’s Scott Hay-Bartlem reappointed as Chair of SMSF Association

Cooper Grace Ward private clients partner, Scott Hay-Bartlem, has been reappointed as Chair of the SMSF Association for another two-year term.

Podcast: Coffee with CGW - Get to know Miranda Klibbe

Join us for a coffee chat with litigation and dispute resolution partner Miranda Klibbe and private clients partner Scott Hay-Bartlem as we delve into Miranda's background, explore her life outside work, and discuss what gets her excited about her work in this candid conversation.

It Depends - Do I need to update my superannuation fund trust deed?

In this edition of 'It depends', lawyer Nathan Rutherford talks about whether you need to update your superannuation trust deed.