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John Scott QC - John Scott QC -

SSC Library, 11 Parliament Square, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF

Telephone: 07779 328656

Email: johndscott@talk21.com

 

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Solicitor Advocate
  • Appeals
  • Children
  • Devolution Issues
  • Drugs
  • Extradition
  • Fatal Accident Inquiries
  • Financial
  • Firearms
  • Health & Safety
  • Human Rights
  • Murder
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Prosecution
  • Regulatory Crime
  • Road Traffic
  • Sexual Offences
  • Terrorism

Years of Admission

As a Solicitor: 1986
As a Solicitor Advocate: 2001
As a Senior Solicitor Advocate for Criminal Legal Aid purposes: 2009
As a QC: 2011

Biography

Member of European Criminal Bar Association; International Bar Association

Appointments

  • President
  • Society of Solicitor Advocates 2016 to date;
  • Vice-President
  • Society of Solicitor Advocates from 2008 to 2016;
  • Chair
  • Justice Scotland 2014-15;
  • Convenor
  • Howard League for Penal Reform in Scotland;
  • Member Chartered Society of Forensic Scien

Publications

  • "Whose Justice?" - Co-editor and contributor(2006)(Sorelli Publishing)

Reported Cases

  • LECKIE v HMA 2002 SCCR 493
  • HMA v MICHAEL HANNIGAN 2003 SCCR 594
  • JEAN WAUGH PETITIONER 2005 SCCR 102
  • QUINAN v CARNEGIE 2005 SCCR 267
  • LARKIN v HMA 2005 SCCR 302
  • SMITH v PATRICK 2005 SCCR 704
  • MASON and OTHERS v HMA 2006 SCCR 96
  • BARRON v HMA 2007 SCCR 335
  • JOHNSTON v HMA 2009 SLT 535; 2009 SCCR 518; 2009 SCOTTISH CRIMINAL LAW 737
  • HMA v GRIFFITHS 2009 SLT 1054; 2009 SCOTTISH CRIMINAL LAW 1306
  • ANDERSON v HMA 2010 SCOTTISH CRIMINAL LAW 322
  • POLLAND V HMA 2010 SCOTTISH CRIMINAL LAW 854
  • ASHRAF V HMA 2010 SCCR 826
  • GILL V THOMSON 2010 SCCR 922; 2011 SCOTTISH CRIMINAL LAW 164
  • HMA v MCKAY 2011 SLT 250; 2011 SCOTTISH CRIMINAL LAW 253
  • CAMERON V HMA 2011 SCOTTISH CRIMINAL LAW 633
  • AMBROSE V HARRIS(UK Supreme Court) 2011 SLT 1005; 2011 SCCR 651; 2011 Scottish Criminal Law 866
  • JAKOVLEV v HMA 2011 SCR 608
  • LUMSDEN v HMA 2011 SCCR 648
  • MCGOWAN v B(UK Supreme Court) 2012 S.C.C.R. 109
  • HOGAN v HMA 2012 SCCR 404
  • ROBERTSON v HMA 2012 SCCR 450
  • AMBROSE v HARRIS 2012 SCCR 465
  • KAPRI v LORD ADVOCATE(UK SUPREME COURT) 2013 SLT 743
  • GORRIE V MACLEOD 2014 S.C.L. 293
  • COLLINS v HMA 2017 J.C. 99
  • STEWART v PAYNE 2017 J.C. 155
  • DONNELLY v HMA 2017 HCJAC 78

Rankings and Awards

Criminal Lawyer of the Year 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013

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