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Gavin Scott


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"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."
(The Legal 500, 2024)

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).

Legal Services

Family Law

Recent Work

  • Representing the wife in a matter with assets exceeding £60 million, including properties in central London, Canada and the US, offshore Trusts and high value businesses.
  • Dealing with a very tricky case involving the abduction of two children to Lebanon, applying for committal to prison due to the Respondent’s non-compliance with orders and securing the return of the children back to the mother’s care in the UK.
  • Representing parents wishing to relocate abroad with their child(ren), and those opposing relocation.
  • Representing celebrities and high profile clients in their divorce and child matters.
  • Successfully defending a very wealthy husband divorced in the US against his ex-wife seeking ‘financial provision after an overseas divorce’ (Part III MFPA 1984) who sought a share of his UK property asset  worth over £3 million.



To contact Gavin or for more information…

Call: 0345 030 5710
Mobile: 0781 564 0498
Or email: Send an email



“I can warmly recommend Gavin Scott at Freeths. He was extremely helpful and straightforward to deal with. Gavin gave me clear, focused, and usefu advice. He answered all my questions directly and never at any point made me feel rushed. He listened carefully to my situation and quickly and accurately assessed my options and vulnerabilites. He then set out very clearly and usefully what next steps were available and appropriate to me. I would certainly use Gavin again and recommend him to anyone looking for clear advice, delivered in a pleasant, straightforward and honest manner”

(TrustPilot, September 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 explained how each step of the process worked. He took the time to discuss and review my case as often as I needed it. He gave me options, examples and supported me to ensure I understood the complexities of the court processes. Gavin was responsive to phone calls and emails. His turn around time on documentation was swift and efficient. His years of experience with both the financial court and family court matters was repeatedly evident. I trusted him and was confident in his knowledge and advice. As a result of working with Gavin I had a very successful outcome of my divorce; far better than I had hoped for. Gavin was a port in a very challenging storm. He demonstrated himself to be a superb solicitor with a great sense of humour. I highly regard him and continue to recommend him to others.”

(TrustPilot, July 2023)

“Gavin Scott is exceptionally hardworking and proves a great service to his clients. He is good with both financial remedies and children act matters. He provides sensible advice and will always go the extra mile.”

(The Legal 500, 2024)

‘Gavin Scott – Absolutely charming and very supportive of his clients who are very loyal to him. Able to deal easily with the most complex of cases.’

(The 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 really an amazing lawyer as well as the most outstanding i had actually ever came across.”

(TrustPilot 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 international divorce. Gavin’s calm demeanour, knowledge of the law and depth of understanding of domestic abuse have given me great confidence. Gavin’s experience allows him to cut through to the point, helping me to focus on each step at a time.”

(TrustPilot, August 2021)

“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 clarity. I explained my goals to you in my situation and you layed it on the line for me … so we will now go after the outcome I feel is correct and with you representing me I have absolutely no doubt the end result will be exactly that.”

(Review Solicitors, November 2020)

“Very professional service with good advice at all stages along the way Handled my divorce case very professionally with complex circumstances. Very pleased with the advice along the way which made the whole process less uncomfortable.”

(Review Solicitors, May 2019)

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