Scott Ivill

Scott Ivill

"Such a wealth of experience and great to work with. He has an excellent manner with clients and is able to handle difficult cases well. Scott is an excellent advocate who gets excellent results."

Chambers UK 2024
Year of call: 1997
For enquiries please call: 020 7353 5324 or email vcard cv save

Business Crime & Financial Services

Scott is instructed for the defence on serious and complex financial crime. He is a skilled defence advocate and is regularly instructed by leading defence solicitors.

He is ranked in both Chambers and Partners UK and The Legal 500 as a leading barrister.


R v D & Others

Defending in a wide-ranging conspiracy to defraud centred on the entertainment industry. The allegation was that six named Defendants had conspired together, and with others unknown, to sell fake tickets and wristbands for entry into music festivals in England. The conspiracy was alleged to have been operative for a period of six years, with a value of almost £2million. At the close of the Prosecution case, on a submission of no case to answer it was submitted that the indictment alleged an agreement to commit more than one offence. The Judge agreed with the Defence submissions that (i) although a single agreement was charged, it had multiple objectives, (ii) the evidence did not support the Crown’s contention that the Defendant was a party to a multiple objective conspiracy, and (iii) there was no evidence the Defendant had attached herself to the wider conspiracy charged in the indictment. The Prosecution appealed the terminating ruling to the Court of Appeal. The Defence successfully resisted the appeal; the Judge’s ruling was upheld and the client acquitted.

R v A & Others

A large-scale conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office, and conspiracy to obtain UK passports by deception. This was a sensitive case involving a DWP employee with managerial responsibility working at the heart of a key Government agency. Identity documents were processed and passed to a large number of foreign nationals who were not entitled to hold them; the Defendant was central to the operation.

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