Chris Deacon reports on a High Court decision that increases protection for victims of accidents abroad
1 August 2019
Scott represents clients who have suffered spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, amputations, brachial plexus injuries and fatal injuries. These claims typically involve jurisdictional, applicable law and service disputes or are brought under the Package Travel Regulations.
Ranked in Chambers 2019, they praise Scott as someone who “enjoys a strong reputation as a “very good technical lawyer,” with sources also commending him as a “really great people person” who is a “great listener, sympathetic and supportive.”
In Chambers 2018, they commented he is able to “put clients at ease with his ability to intuitively tune into their concerns, offering the perfect balance of knowledge and bedside manner.” Further interviewees acknowledge his “excellent interpersonal skills and experience in the field,” and note that he has “an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of cases.”
Scott has been recommended in The Legal 500 2018, they said “The ‘effervescent’ Scott Rigby’s ‘lively enthusiasm wins over clients and opponents alike, facilitating settlement where others might struggle’.”
Scott has secured numerous multimillion pound settlements for clients injured in Europe and jurisdictions around the world. He also acted in Wall v Mutuelle de Poitiers Assurances in which the Court of Appeal provided guidance on the assessment of damages in personal injury claims in circumstances where the English Court is bound to apply the law of another jurisdiction.
Scott qualified as a solicitor in 2003 having trained at Leigh Day. He joined Stewarts in 2006 and became a partner in 2013.
Scott has had articles published in APIL’s PI Focus and the Solicitors Journal. He is regularly invited to speak at the AGM of the Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury Group, for whom he provides a free legal service.
Scott enjoys travelling, especially in Europe and North America, visiting museums and National Trust properties, and Italian food and wine.