Frequently instructed as leading counsel, Scott has almost two decades’ worth of experience of defending in grave and complex criminal matters, including murder, attempted murder, serious violence, armed robbery, firearms, and major drug trafficking. He appears predominantly in multi-handed cases and, in addition to matters involving organised crime, is also vastly experienced in cases of large-scale and complex fraud. He has an enviable track record in the defence of those charged with serious and complex crime, as recognised by Chambers and Partners UK and The Legal 500 who rank him as a leading barrister in all areas of crime.
R v X & Another
A staged robbery of in excess of £1.5 million worth of Cartier jewellery where the “inside man” made a voluntary confession and gave evidence against the defendants pursuant to a SOCPA contract. Scott’s client was the only defendant to be found not guilty.
R v W & Others
Multi-handed drugs conspiracy that was, at the time, the largest seizure of cannabis in Metropolitan Police history. Not guilty verdict.
R v V & Others
Defending a juvenile on possession of a sub-machine gun and ammunition with intent to endanger life. Not guilty verdict.