Areas of Practice
Family Law and Mental Health Law.
Scott joined Peters & Co as a caseworker in 2004 shortly after graduating from the University of East Anglia with a degree in Law. Scott then undertook his training contract with the firm after completing the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London, and qualified as a solicitor in 2009.
Scott assists and represents clients in all areas of Family Law with a particular emphasis on cases involving children and domestic abuse and is a member of Resolution. In public law children cases, Scott regularly acts on behalf of both children’s Guardians and parents in cases involving allegations of neglect, emotional abuse, sexual abuse and/or physical abuse.. He is also highly experienced in private law children matters where he regularly represents parents in cases concerning residence, contact and a wide range of other issues. Scott also regularly assists clients in applications for Non-molestation Orders and Occupation Orders under the Family Law Act 1996 in cases where there are allegations of domestic abuse. In addition to the above, Scott also deals with divorce matters.
In Mental Health Law, Scott has been a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Law Accreditation Scheme since 2006. He is vastly experienced in representing clients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended by the Mental Health Act 2007) and regularly advocates for clients at both First-Tier Tribunal hearings (formerly the Mental Health Review Tribunal) and Hospital Managers Hearings. Scott assists clients detained under both Part 2 and Part 3 of the Mental Health Act including those convicted of serious criminal offences as well as assisting clients who are subject to Community Treatment Orders.
Member of the Law Society accredited Mental Health Review Tribunal Panel
Member of Resolution
Member of the Mental Health Lawyers Association
Spending time with family, travel and sport, particularly football, and the ever-changing fortunes of Arsenal Football Club.