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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 specialising in commercial litigation, 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 fund and partnership disputes, shareholder disputes, claims against fiduciaries, and claims arising out of insolvency and civil fraud. “She’s extremely diligent, with a good strategic focus. She comes from a broad practice background, so she’s comfortable with all different types of matters and robust in Court.” (Chambers & Partners 2020)

She has been ranked by the legal directories in her specialist areas for many years, and is well-known for being “just brilliant in Court” and “a great advocate”, for her cross- examination skills and for being “extremely good at handling appeals”. The directories also 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 [2019] UKSC 47, 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 2020), as well as for her meticulous preparation of cases, attention to detail and first-rate drafting skills. She “offers comprehensive advice and always handles cases and clients with care and efficiency” (Chambers & Partners 2020).

She takes care to explore issues with her clients and find creative ways to approach to the complex problems that arise in practice. She is “brilliant at condensing complex points with clients – always calm and reliable” (Legal 500 2020). Her clients range from investment banks and high net worth individuals to charities and those who need representation on a pro bono basis.

Tiffany is one of the leading names at the Bar in her fields of practice. She is recommended by the directories as follows:

  • by The Legal 500 in the fields of private client – trusts and probate, professional negligence, 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.

She has been described as having “an impressive intellect, [she is] approachable and client-friendly. Sensible, pragmatic and efficient, she is calm and collected when on her feet”. She is “a brilliant, self-assured advocate who is a real asset to any team”, “very persuasive and adaptable on her feet”, “exceptionally bright and hard-working. She makes the advice very easy to understand when tackling subjects that are very, very difficult”; “very approachable. I have seen her on her feet: she’s very good at cross-examination, and is very persuasive”; “technically very sharp and engaging with clients”; “very pleasant and very bright, she has tons of experience and is very well respected by her peers and third parties alike”.