John Scott represented us in a very challenging nuanced situation and received a very successful result.
I had cause to engage John Scott QC [as a criminal defence lawyer] in December 2015 until July 2017. I had initially engaged another lawyer. I quickly became disenchanted due to the poor calibre and quality of advice I was receiving and sought a change of representation.
I took soundings from other lawyers to find a name that not only was considered excellent in the law, but was also characterised by their integrity and probity. The name I was given was John Scott QC and I have to say he did not disappoint. From the outset he was supportive, candid and did all he could to set my mind at rest. Suddenly the advice I was receiving was based on fact, balance and judgement. His language was measured, his manner was courteous at all times and I had no doubt that I could trust him to act in my best interests. The fee basis was entirely customer-centric and I have no doubt I received excellent value for money which contrasted sharply with my previous experience.
More than even in matters legal, I saw him reflect and apply nuance to wider issues and challenges the legal establishment must consider. He is clearly an asset to Scottish society and I predict a growing contribution as he moves through his career.
As events unfolded I had no need of his undoubted excellent legal knowledge. However, I have no hesitation in providing a very positive recommendation for the way he conducts himself.