Scott Smith


Prior joining 9 Bedford Row as a Pupil, Scott was employed as Head Criminal Paralegal at a London firm of Solicitors. Scott was instrumental in preparing all Crown Court cases in addition to undertaking work in the field of Extradition.

In his spare time Scott is a keen sportsman. He plays for Brentwood Hockey club 1XI and also holds a black belt in Karate. Scott enjoys taking part in multi-terrain events, such as the Parachute Regiment’s 10 mile endurance race, finishing in the top 20. Scott is also an avid motorcyclist; from touring to motorcycle mechanics.

Notable cases

R v R

Aggravated Burglary involving serious injury and use of weapons. Acquitted after trial.

R v A

S18 GBH involving the use of a bottle in a nightclub. Acquitted after trial.

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R v K

Possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Acquitted after trial.

R v K

PWITS class B, Possession of a firearm. Acquitted after trial.

R v O

Charges of Rape, false imprisonment, and kidnapping, discontinued before trial.

R v R

Possession of an offensive weapon, representations made to the crown and the case was discontinued before trial.

R v K

Scott successfully had proceedings re-opened in the magistrates’ court after conviction. The defendant was subsequently acquitted.

Extradition cases

A v Russia, 2017

EAW discharged in relation to an accusation of a multi-million pound fraud. Case concerning corporate raiding in Russia.

B v Slovakia, 2016

EAW discharged on S21/ Article 8 grounds.

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K v Hungary, 2016

EAW discharged on S21/ Article 8 grounds.

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PROFILE: Scott Smith


020 7489 2727


Bar Professional Training Course, City University London- 2015 (Very Competent)

LLB Hons Law Degree, University of Plymouth- 2013 (Upper Class 2:1)


Middle Temple, Criminal Bar Association, Young Fraud Lawyers’ Association, Middle Temple, Young Barristers’ Association, Extradition Lawyers’ Association