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TIFFANY SCOTT QC

Call: 1998    QC: 2018

+44 (0)20 7306 0102tscott@wilberforce.co.uk

Practice Overview

Tiffany is an experienced advocate with a broad chancery/commercial practice with particular technical expertise in trusts and estates disputes, property litigation and professional liability claims. She has experience in ‘business’ litigation of all kinds, often with an international element, including civil fraud and asset recovery, fund and partnership disputes, shareholder disputes, claims against fiduciaries, and claims arising out of insolvency.

She is one of the leading names at the Bar in her fields of practice. She is well-known for being “ just brilliant in Court” (Chambers & Partners) “a great advocate”, and “excellent when cross-examining” (Legal 500), and for being “extremely good at handling appeals”. The legal directories further comment that she is “ fierce when you need her to be fierce… her legal mind is incredible”, “a tough and tenacious advocate”, “a ferocious litigator cross-examiner”, that “her style is effective as she is ruthless, yet never over the top, when exposing the limitations of her opponent’s case”, and that she “knows how to give the other side a good kicking”.

She has appeared before Courts and Tribunals at all levels, including the Privy Council. She appeared in the Supreme Court in May 2019 in Sequent Nominees Ltd (formerly Rotrust Nominees Ltd) v Hautford Limited [2020] A.C. 28, a case concerning the exercise of contractual discretions, and the reasonableness of withholding consent.

She enjoys working as part of a litigation team and is recognised for being “a very able chancery practitioner, a good advocate and an excellent team member” (Chambers & Partners), as well as for her meticulous preparation of cases, attention to detail and first- rate drafting skills. Her “attention to detail is second to none” (Legal 500) and she “offers comprehensive advice and always handles cases and clients with care and efficiency” (Chambers & Partners).

She takes care to explore issues with her clients and find creative ways to approach the various problems that arise in practice. She is “brilliant at condensing complex points with clients – always calm and reliable” (Chambers & Partners). Her clients range from major infrastructure providers, investment banks and high net worth individuals to charities and those who need representation on a pro bono basis.

Tiffany is recommended by the directories as follows:

  • by The Legal 500 in the fields of private client – trusts and probate and property litigation;
  • by Chambers & Partners in the fields of chancery traditional, chancery commercial and real estate litigation;
  • by Chambers Global in the field of dispute resolution: commercial chancery;
  • by HNW Guide in the field of chancery: traditional;
  • by Who’s Who Legal as a Real Estate Silk with “considerable experience before various courts and tribunals, including the Supreme Court”.

Chambers & Partners 2022 describes Tiffany as “impressive, pragmatic and very commercial”. “She gives really succinct, direct, practical advice, and is obviously extremely intelligent and very good legally. What really impresses is how she rolls her sleeves up and dives into the case.” “She has a knack for cutting through the wider noise and getting straight to the nub of the issue to come up with a strategic way forward.” Furthermore, she “stands out as being really, really reassuring to clients – she is really hands-on with clients, and that is superbly helpful”.

Legal 500 2022 says that she is “incredibly thorough, always happy to pick up the phone to chat something through and excellent when cross-examining”, “highly skilled in extracting information from witnesses in a sensitive but determined manner”.