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Jamie Scott

Career background

Prior to pupillage, spent two years working as a caseworker at Brixton Advice Centre, dealing with housing and community care law, and in particular homelessness. Gained experience in dealing with very vulnerable and disadvantaged clients.

Whilst completing the BPTC, reached the final of the 2013 Gray’s Inn moot competition and went on to represent the Inn during the biennial moot tour of the USA.

Practice details

Has been instructed to defend in Crown Court trials for offences that include modern slavery, robbery, Class-A drug supply and serious violence.

A Level 3 prosecutor. Crown Court trials prosecuted include robbery, racially aggravated ABH and possession of a bladed article.

Has a particular interest in quasi-criminal proceedings, including asset forfeiture, inquests, trading standards and police work. Has represented the police, including in Police (Property) Act applications, dog destruction applications and has appeared on behalf of a 999 operator at a Jury inquest into a suicide.

  • Represented a defendant charged with modern slavery offences, and successfully applied to dismiss the human trafficking count: the Crown subsequently offered no evidence against her in respect of all other counts on the Indictment.

Recent instructions have included:

  • Represented a defendant acquitted of robbery following Jury trial, on an issue of mistaken identification.
  • Represented a defendant who was acquitted following Jury trial on a charge of possession of cocaine with intent to supply, notwithstanding that the Crown had adduced evidence of his previous convictions for similar offences.
  • Miller v DPP [2018] EWHC 262 (Admin): successfully appealed by way of case stated. The High Court held that the Magistrates should have excluded evidence of the drug-drive procedure, given that the police had failed to call an appropriate adult to assist a suspect known to have learning difficulties and autism. The case was remitted to the Magistrates’ Court with a direction to acquit the defendant of failing to provide a specimen.
  • represented a defendant acquitted following Jury trial of the theft of thousands of pounds from the British Legion Poppy Appeal
  • represented a defendant in a multi-handed trial where all four defendants were charged with section 18 wounding with intent. On the second day of the trial, the Crown offered no evidence against the client on the wounding charge and accepted a plea to affray. The client subsequently received a suspended sentence

 Further Information

  • Midland Circuit
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Pegasus Scholarship (six-week placement in the USA), 2018
  • Kalisher Trust Essay Competition Runner-Up, 2016
  • Reid Scholarship (Senior Scholarship for Pupillage) – Gray’s Inn, 2015
  • Norman Tapp Memorial Prize for mooting – Gray’s Inn, 2013
  • Prince of Wales Scholarship – Gray’s Inn, 2012
  • CPE Award – Gray’s Inn, 2011
  • Gurnee Hart Scholarship – Jesus College, Cambridge, 2010

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