Award winning lawyer


Award winning lawyer from an award winning firm.
Silk of the Year - The Law Awards of Scotland, November 2018.

Leading Individual and Top Tier Firm - 2020 Edition of Legal 500.
The Firm Magazine’s Criminal Lawyer of the Year in 2009, 2010, 2011 and once again in 2013 (there was no award in this category in 2012 and it has not been awarded since 2013). No other lawyer has received this award on 4 consecutive occasions.

Expert assistance


Instructed by leading firms across Scotland in the most difficult and demanding criminal cases.

Particularly able and experienced in cases involving all aspects of expert evidence.

Over thirty years of court experience at all levels, including three appearances as leader at the UK Supreme Court.

Human rights and public inquiries


Over 20 years involvement in human rights, particularly in criminal cases.

Independent chair of four reviews for the Scottish Government - stop and search, biometrics in policing, the impact on communities of the policing of the Miners' Strike of 1984/85 - and a major review of Mental Health legislation.



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John Scott QC Solicitor Advocate

SSC Library, Parliament House, 11 Parliament Square, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF, Scotland, United Kingdom