LL.B (Hons) University of Edinburgh

Dip.LP University of Edinburgh

Special interests

Company and commercial

Media, defamation and privacy

Professional liability and regulation

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Scott called to the Bar in 2022 as a Lord Hope Scholar.

He has experience in a wide range of commercial, private and public law litigation. In the course of devilling, Scott was involved in a variety of complex and high-value cases including commercial disputes, clinical and professional negligence claims, regulatory, human rights and other public law cases.

Before calling to the Bar, as a solicitor and then associate with a well-known litigation firm in Edinburgh, he gained substantial experience of appearing in court and regularly conducted proofs, debates and complex opposed motions including for interdict. Scott also gained experience in forms of alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration, adjudication and mediation.

Scott has a particular interest in contract, clinical and professional negligence, media law, private client litigation and judicial review.

Since 2021, Scott has tutored in Commercial Law, Public Law and Individual Rights, and Evidence at the University of Edinburgh.