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Gavin Scott

Partner | Oxford

Gavin Scott has an effortless charm to his persona which belies a commanding grasp of his cases and an ability to find a way to achieve the best outcome for his clients. His preparation of cases in the lead up to a hearing is superb and makes my life as a barrister so much easier when representing his clients.
Legal 500, 2024

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About Gavin

Gavin is a specialist family lawyer having practised in the field since 2001. He has become widely known for his direct and proactive approach to resolving cases. Previous clients have often commented that he makes them feel empowered. Gavin takes a calm and clever approach and his advice is clear and focused. “Gavin’s experience allows him to cut through to the point, helping me to focus on each step at a time” (TrustPilot Aug 21), “You are really an amazing lawyer as well as the most outstanding I had actually ever come across“(TrustPilot Oct 21).

He has a thorough knowledge of all aspects of Family law, specialising in complex and high asset financial matters, in particular involving businesses, trusts, complex investments and overseas assets. With particular attention to detail, there have been a number of cases in which Gavin has uncovered hidden and undisclosed assets.

Many of Gavin’s cases involve international work. In particular relating to overseas assets and Trusts. He has dealt with wordwide freezing injunctions and reciprocal freezing orders abroad. He has also dealt with a wide array of domestic and international cases involving children , including relocation and child abduction to a foreign country.  International family cases have covered the US, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

Gavin is frequently involved in matters with domestic abuse, injunctions, cases involving alienation, narcissistic personality disorder and coercive control and is expert in assisting clients to navigate the impact this can have on the other parties, including children of the family.

Gavin Scott is listed as a Recommended Lawyer in The Legal 500 (2024 edition).

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Notable work & expertise


  • MP

    Family separation issues are emotionally draining and highly stressful but having the expertise of Freeths by my side helped me a lot. Instead of...

    Mr P


  • MF

    I cannot speak highly enough of Gavin Scott at Freeths. He came highly recommended by a friend to assist me with a complex child contact situation,...

    Ms F


  • I can warmly recommend Gavin Scott at Freeths. He was extremely helpful and straightforward to deal with. Gavin gave me clear, focused, and useful...

    Trust Pilot, 2023

  • Gavin Scott supported me through a very challenging divorce. He is patient, kind and guided me through the most challenging time of my life. Gavin...

    TrustPilot, 2023

  • Gavin Scott is exceptionally hardworking and proves a great service to his clients. He is good with both financial remedies and children act matter...

    Legal 500, 2024

  • Absolutely charming and very supportive of his clients who are very loyal to him. Able to deal easily with the most complex of cases.

    Legal 500, 2023

  • "I really feel so short of words which i am actually looking for to originally. I want to thank you Mr Gavin Scott for taking my case. You are real...


    October 2021

  • "Gavin Scott and his team have been exceptionally helpful thus far in the proceedings. I appreciate greatly that he was not intimidated by an inter...


    August 2021

  • RS

    “Gavin Scott Thank you so much for you’re professional consultation. I am delving into the unknown and your clear knowledge has now given me clarit...

    Review Solicitors


  • RS

    “Very professional service with good advice at all stages along the way Handled my divorce case very professionally with complex circumstances. Ver...

    Review Solicitors


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