01284 755771Email Scott
Bury St Edmunds
Head of Department for Mental Health
Scott joined Rudlings Wakelam in October 2013 and specialises in Childcare Law. He qualified as a solicitor in March 2009. Scott is a member of the Law Society’s Children Law panel, having been granted membership in 2013. 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 interim 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, Secure Accommodation Orders, Special Guardianship Orders, Child Arrangements Orders and the full range of Interim Orders. Scott has dealt with hundreds cases, including many complex matters, involving issues of serious injuries, sexual harm, chronic neglect, emotional harm, child abduction, domestic violence and substance misuse issues. Scott also has considerable experience in representing children in private law proceedings where they have been joined as parties to the proceedings under Rule 16.4 of the Family Procedure Rules.
Scott is head of the firm’s Mental Health Department and has been practicing in this field since 2004. Scott has assisted clients detained under all sections of the Mental Health Act 1983 in relation to various issues, and those who are subject to Community Treatment Orders (CTOs). He has experience 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.