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About Scott

Scott is the Office Head and Head of Litigation of the BVI office. He has worked at the forefront of complex, high-value BVI litigation for almost 15 years. He has considerable experience in shareholder disputes, insolvency, fraud and asset tracing, trust litigation, and corporate and commercial disputes generally.

Prior to 2008, Scott was a practising Barrister at the Scottish Bar where he built up a sizeable and successful practice as a corporate and commercial litigator. In February 2008, Scott relocated to the BVI. In September 2009, he was appointed Partner and Head of Litigation of the BVI office of Lennox Paton. He remained in this position for in excess of 12 years prior to joining HFW.

Scott routinely works with financial institutions and corporate and commercial clients based throughout the world on large multi-jurisdictional disputes and transactions. He has substantial courtroom experience matched with an acute commercial acumen.

In addition to corporate and commercial litigation, Scott also has a wide experience of ADR procedures such as arbitration and mediation. Scott is a Fellow of INSOL International, being the first BVI practitioner to have successfully completed the INSOL Global Insolvency Practice Course. Scott is also a member of the Recovery and Insolvency Specialists Association (RISA) in the BVI (and is a former board member and former member of RISA’s Technical Advisory Committee); and a member of the BVI Bar Association. He also remains a non-practising member of the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland.

Scott is consistently ranked by Chambers Global, The Legal 500 Caribbean and Who’s Who Legal. He also received Lexology’s exclusive Client Choice Award 2020 for Asset Recovery in the BVI.