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Bury St Edmunds
Head of Department for Mental Health
Scott joined Rudlings Wakelam in October 2013 and specialises in Childcare Law and Mental Health Law. Scott became a Partner of the firm in April 2019. He qualified as a solicitor in March 2009. Scott is a member of the Law Society’s Children Law (appointed in 2013) and Mental Health Law (appointed in 2006) panels. In 2019, Scott was appointed as a part-time Judge of the Mental Health Tribunal and as a Deputy District Judge.
Scott is a highly experienced Childcare solicitor and represents children, parents and other family members in cases involving a wide range of issues. Scott conducts as much of his own advocacy as possible and spends a great deal of time in Court all over East Anglia dealing with final hearings, fact-finding hearings and case managements hearings. He deals with the full range of public law children proceedings including cases involving the making of Care Orders, Supervision Orders, Placement Orders, Emergency Protection Orders, Special Guardianship Orders, Child Arrangements Orders and Interim Orders. Scott has dealt with hundreds cases, some of which have been extremely complex, involving issues of serious non-accidental injury, sexual harm, chronic neglect, emotional harm, child abduction, domestic violence and substance misuse.
Scott is head of the firm’s Mental Health Department and has been practicing in this field since 2004. Scott represents clients detained under all sections of the Mental Health Act 1983 and those subject to Community Treatment Orders (CTOs). Scott represents clients at Mental Health Tribunals and Hospital Managers Hearings all over East Anglia and London. He is experienced in representing a wide range of people including children and those convicted of serious criminal offences.
Away from the office, Scott enjoys spending time with family and friends, travel, food, and watching sport.