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Scott Ingram Senior Principal Lawyer

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Scott Ingram specialises in criminal law, and is a Senior Principal Lawyer, heading the Criminal & Misconduct group. Scott specialises in police disciplinary proceedings and coroners’ inquests.
In Chambers & Partners 2014 Scott is ranked in Band 1 for Police Law: Mainly Defendant "Scott Ingram heads the criminal and misconduct team and is said to be the "doyen of this work." Commentators describe him as someone with "extremely good judgement, very calm, and able to deal with tricky and sensitive situations." He recently worked on the abovementioned Raoul Moat inquest and the Mark Duggan matter".

The Chambers & Partners 2013 UK legal directory states that Key Individual "Scott Ingram heads the criminal and misconduct team. He has built an outstanding reputation for handling police shooting cases, and is held in high regard for the depth of his expertise here. He is the representative of choice for many police officers.” The directory goes on to say that "Key Individual -"outstanding" Scott Ingram" really knows everything there is to know about police law," and is involved with "all the big police inquests." His "wealth of experience" means that "officers have confidence" when he represents them. According to the market he is a "very, very capable person. Trusted and extremely highly regarded across the board." Other sources say: "He is one of the three or four people you would go to as a police officer in trouble. He knows it backwards."

He is an acknowledged specialist in police shooting cases and lectures on the legal issues in post shooting incident procedures.  Legal 500 2013 states that "Slater and Gordon Lawyers’ Scott Ingram is particularly experienced in police shooting cases". He also specializes in deaths following police contact cases. He advises the Police Federation on changes in legislation affecting police conduct and performance.  He delivers training to the Police Federation on Advanced Conduct courses. 

Scott has been involved in a number of high-profile cases. He represented the police firearms officers involved in the Stockwell shooting (the Jean Charles de Menezes case). He has been involved in Judicial Review proceedings on the controversial issues of ‘conferring’ (the Mark Saunders case) and ‘anonymity’ (the Derek Bennett case). Scott is representing the firearms officer at the Public Inquiry into the fatal shooting by police of Azelle Rodney likely to conclude in 2013, and the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan likely to come to inquest in 2013.

Scott completed his articles at Wontner & Sons in 1983, and thereafter specialised in criminal law. He was a duty solicitor at Bow Street Magistrates Court and undertook prosecution work for Surrey Constabulary pre the Crown Prosecution Service. He joined RJW, now Slater and Gordon, in 1986 since when he has specialised in defence work.  He became a partner in 1989.  He became a Senior Principal Lawyer when RJW amalgamated with Slater and Gordon in 2012.

Scott went to Warriston School in Dumfriesshire. Scott has an LLB from Brunel University, passed his solicitors finals in 1981, and enrolled as a solicitor in 1983.

Scott is a member of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association, the Criminal Law Solicitors Association and the International Bar Association.