About Scott

  • Contentious trusts and estates

I head up the firm’s specialist contentious trusts and estates team. I have particular expertise in cases involving allegations of lack of testamentary capacity, undue influence, want of knowledge and approval, and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

I also advise charity clients on a wide range of matters and I have advised charities as personal representatives and beneficiaries of contested estates. I work closely with clients to resolve complex disputes in a cost effective and efficient manner. This often includes using alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, such as mediation. I am experienced in dealing with cases in both the High Court and Court of Protection.

I have been named as one of eprivateclient’s 2016 top 35 lawyers under 35 for private client advisory work.

I live in Guildford with my wife and daughters and I enjoy sport, especially football and golf.


  • Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year – Surrey Law Society Awards 2022

Accreditations & Memberships

  • Associate Member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
  • Ranked as a Next Generation Partner in Legal 500 and Chambers High Net Worth for Contentious Trust & Estates work
Spear's 500 2022 - Top Recommended