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Mark Scott

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Mark Scott specialises in private and public law claims against the state as well as assisting families whose loved ones have died in custody.

Mark has a diverse and high profile caseload of private and public law claims against the police, Home Office, Ministry of Justice and Security Services.


Mark's cases often involve an international element and he acts for both individuals and non-governmental organisations including charities and campaign groups. Mark's reputation in the field has led to him representing the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and the United Nations Chair-Rapporteur on Arbitrary Detention as interveners in the Supreme Court. He has successfully pursued multi-claimant group actions against various state defendants securing six-figure financial settlements for his clients.

Mark has been at the forefront of setting precedents to protect the rights of those in detention. He was instructed on the Court of Appeal case of ID v Home Office which confirms the right of those unlawfully detained under immigration law to pursue civil claims challenging their detention. He has also established that the detention of children in immigration detention centres - where their age was disputed by the authorities - was unlawful.