About George Hepburne Scott
“He is down to earth and solicitor-friendly, and gains a superb grasp of case essentials very quickly. A force of nature. He has a very quick mind and an electric personality, and is great fun to work with.” Giles Bark-Jones, Principal Solicitor, Bark & Co, a Legal 500 Top Tier Firm, Chambers & Partners Leading Firm
George is a well-established extradition and immigration barrister with an excellent reputation for his specialist knowledge, advocacy and drafting. He also prosecutes and defends serious crime, often in grave and complex matters, and lectures on extradition and related issues. His background is in serious crime; in this context George has acted in cases of terrorism, murder, drug conspiracies, serious sexual offences and other serious crime. He is on the Government approved panel of specialist rape prosecutors and on the CPS panel at level 3 (the second highest level available).
George also acts in public law proceedings, such as applications for judicial review, habeas corpus applications, immigration, and statutory appeal proceedings. He advises individuals at each stage of the extradition process, including mutual legal assistance matters (such as Interpol Red Notice challenges and removal).
George is also highly experienced at dealing with Deportation Appeals in relation to foreign criminals at the First Tier Tribunal, the Upper Tier and within the context of Judicial Review at the High Court.
George is experienced at conducting extradition proceedings under Part 1 and Part 2 of the Extradition Act 2003. He has represented numerous individuals before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court and the High Court. George can provide informed advice and effective advocacy at each stage of proceedings.
George also has experience in civil litigation encompassing contract law and negligence actions.
George relishes advocacy in all its forms, whether addressing the Court of Appeal, High Court or persuading a jury and believes that practising across a number of different fields and forums is a positive advantage in keeping advocacy skills sharp and legal thinking flexible.
George has published and lectured extensively on extradition.
George is accredited as a Barrister Pupil Supervisor (trainer).
MEMBERSHIPS AND APPOINTMENTS
Member of the Criminal Bar Association
Member of the Extradition Lawyers Association