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Scott Matthewson

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Practice Areas

Scott is a specialist in all aspects of private and public law with a medical flavour.

He is recognised as a leading junior by Chambers & Partners in all three of his core areas of practice :

Clinical negligence

Personal injury

Inquests

Scott has significant experience relating to inquests and coronial law. He 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 or in advance of potential clinical negligence cases.

Scott has particular expertise in deaths occurring during the use of physical restraint. He represented the officers in the inquest into the death of Gareth Myatt in 2007 and acted for G4S in the inquest in to the death of Jimmy Mubenga in 2013.

He 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).

He was appointed Assistant Coroner for Mid Kent & Medway and North East Kent in 2016.

Career

Scott is an ‘A grade’ advocacy teacher trainer for Inner Temple (the highest grade awarded by the Inns). He has taught advocacy to lawyers in South Africa, Hungary, Poland and at the ICC in the Hague. Scott also sits on the Education Committee of the Inns of Court College of Advocacy.