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UK Bar Guide 2023

Ranked in 3 Practice Areas
2
Personal Injury
11 Years Ranked
4
Clinical Negligence
16 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Scott Matthewson

UK Bar

Practice Areas

Scott recognised as a leading junior by Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 in all three of his core areas of practice : Clinical negligence, Personal injury and Inquests.

Scott is a very experienced clinical negligence / personal injury junior. He was nominated as Clinical Negligence Junior of the Year in 2022 by The Legal 500. He accepts instruction in all types of clinical negligence cases and has developed particular expertise in high value birth injury claims. His personal injury practice focusses on high value brain injury claims and Scott has specialist experience of cases where brain damage and death have been caused by positional asphyxia as a result of restraint.

Scott is regularly instructed in Article 2 inquests where death has occurred whilst in prison, police custody, in hospital, whilst under secure escort and whilst in the care of local authorities. Scott is often instructed in inquests where there is a complex medical issue and/or medical experts involved.

Scott also practices in the fields of Judicial Review (mainly relating to prisoners), Professional Negligence (failed clinical negligence of personal injury claims), Professional Discipline (medical) and Court of Protection (serious medical treatment cases).

Career

Scott was called in 1996. He was made a Bencher of Inner Temple in 2015. He was appointed as an Assistant Coroner in Kent in 206 and a Recorder (Civil) on the Midland Circuit in 2022.

Scott is an ‘A grade’ advocacy teacher trainer (the highest grade awarded by the Inns). He has taught advocacy to lawyers in Argentina, Finland, Hungary, Poland, South Africa and at the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

Chambers Review

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UK Bar

Personal Injury - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Scott Matthewson
Scott Matthewson receives instructions in high-value fatal accident and brain injury cases for an even split of defendant and claimant solicitors. He has experience in high-profile public liability litigation, often involving the armed forces or the police, and in complex RTAs, with specific expertise in motorcycle accidents. He is well regarded for his ability to establish liability and assess quantum.


Inquests & Public Inquiries - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Scott Matthewson
Scott Matthewson focuses predominantly on representing private contractors in inquests arising from deaths in prisons. He has considerable expertise in Article 2 jury inquests, and those involving clinical negligence and health and safety violations.


Clinical Negligence - London (Bar)
4
Band 4

Scott Matthewson
Scott Matthewson is no stranger to handling clinical negligence cases of the greatest value and complexity, including those involving allegations of surgical negligence and brain injury cases. He acts for both claimants and defendants.

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