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Scott Matthewson - 42 Bedford Row


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/The Legal 500 in all three of his core areas of practice :

  • Clinical negligence
  • Personal injury
  • Inquests

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).

Scott was appointed to sit as a Recorder (Civil) on the Midland Circuit in January 2022.

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

Scott was elected Bencher of the Inner Temple in 2015.

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 is the Civil Director of the annual South Eastern Circuit Advanced International Advocacy Course at Keble College, Oxford.

Scott was educated at the Perse School, Cambridge, the University of London, the College of Law and the Inns of Court School of Law.

Animal Welfare Law

Scott is recognised by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 as a leading junior in several fields. He accepts instructions in cases involving both the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and the Animal Welfare (Sentience) act 2022 and his many years of experience in the fields of professional discipline, public law involving local authorities and handling expert witnesses means that he is well placed in the field.

News & Events

News & events

Court of Protection Work Recognised in The Times

In a lengthy article in The Times (4th April 2013) the work of both The Official Solicitor and The Court of Protection came under focus. Six recent and significant cases were highlighted concerning this increasingly important area of law. Of the six selected, members of 42 Bedford Row appeared in the first four.

Published: 10th Apr 2013

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