Gavin Scott

Managing Partner, London Chancery Lane


Known for my direct and proactive approach, my priority is making sure my clients understand every legal step and have the emotional support and guidance they need to develop resilience and be empowered to change.

Specialisms

He has a thorough knowledge of all aspects of family law. He is a specialist in complex and high asset financial matters, in particular involving businesses, trusts and overseas assets. With attention to detail in financial disclosure, there have been several matters in which Gavin has uncovered hidden and undisclosed assets.

Notably, Gavin Scott has been involved in several matters dealing with worldwide freezing injunctions and obtaining reciprocal freezing orders abroad. He also deals with a number of children cases including those concerning shared residence, removal from the jurisdiction and financial provision for a child.

Although the majority of Gavin’s cases are based in the family court in England and Wales, he has advised international family law clients in jurisdictions including the United States, Australia, Europe and the Republic of Ireland.

In 2010, Gavin trained as a mediator, and since then he has also been helping couples resolve their disputes in mediation.

Training & employment experience

Gavin Scott studied Law at Glamorgan University, Wales, and obtained his Legal Practice Diploma at Leeds University.

Gavin has been practising Family Law since 2001 and qualified in 2003.

Legal 500

“Excellent”

“Gavin Scott is hardworking and always available night and day. He provides sensible and realistic advice to clients.” – Legal 500, 2021

“Gavin Scott always deals with issues promptly and efficiently, copes well under pressure and gives great confidence to his lay clients. Gavin has a very good analytical approach to the facts and the figures and consequently saves his clients much time and costs.” – Legal 500, 2021

Approach

Gavin has become widely known for his direct and proactive approach to resolving cases.  He is extremely good with clients, often being said to have empowered them.

Outside of work

When he does manage to get away from his desk, he will probably be found in the gym as he takes a particular interest in health and fitness.  Other interests include photography.

Areas of Expertise
  • Child Maintenance
  • Children Disputes
  • Children Issues
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Cohabiting Couples
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Financial Settlements
  • Freezing Injunctions
  • Grandparents' Rights
  • International Family Law
  • Mediation
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
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