Matthew Scott - Public Access and Direct Access



Year of call: 1985
Areas of specialism:
  • Courts Martial
  • Criminal
  • Public Access and Direct Access
  • Regulatory and Disciplinary
Additional languages:
  • Turkish
Professional associations:
  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
Professional activities:
  • Away from his practice Matthew lectures and broadcasts on legal matters and regularly contributes articles on legal issues to professional journals and the national press.
Outside Interests:
  • Matthew is a keen beekeeper.
Notable Cases:
  • L & R v R. [2011] EWCA Crim 649 (Defended baby battering allegation, appeal against conviction allowed)
  • Xu & Ors, R v [2007] EWCA Crim 3129 (Represented leading defendant in guideline case on sentences for cannabis cultivation)
  • R v. Webster [2006] EWCA Crim. 2894 (Represented appellant in leading case on legal status of campaign medals)
  • R v. W (John) [1998] 2 Cr. App. R 289 (Defended in leading case on similar fact in identification cases)
  • R v. Corcoran (Defended cold case review allegation of 1992 murder of Helen Gorrie, appeal against conviction allowed)
  • Mukovo v European Central Bank for Reconstruction and Development [1994] I.C.R 897 (Diplomatic Immunity)
  • R v. S (2012) (successfully defended historic allegation of child rape and sexual assault, "recovered memory" allegation)
  • R. v. A (2012) (successful defence of stepfather accused of rape after defendant's admissions to police ruled inadmissible)