Scott Storey

Call: 2015


Particularly praised for his ability to ‘inspire confidence with his calm but robust presence in court when undertaking negotiations and advocacy’

Legal 500 2021

He is empathetic but firm with clients when necessary, diligent and capable of really fighting the client’s corner in the Court room.’

Legal 500 2021

Scott Storey accepts instructions on a direct access basis, with a particular focus on Court of Protection proceedings, inquests and public law.

He is ranked a “Rising Star” in the Legal 500 for Court of Protection and Community Care. Scott appears before all judicial tiers in the Court of Protection and has been instructed in reported judgments. He acts in cases encompassing personal welfare, medical treatment, property and affairs and deprivation of liberty challenges.

Awards

  • Dean’s Award for Top Performing Student in Civil Advocacy, MMU Law School
  • Exhibition Award, Inner Temple
  • Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Scholarship, Inner Temple

Education

  • Manchester Metropolitan University, BPTC (Outstanding) (2015)
  • Lancaster University, LLB (First Class) Hons (2013)

Legal Expertise

Health, Welfare and Deprivation of Liberty

Scott acts in cases in which both mental capacity and best interests are in dispute. He has experience of interim and final hearings involving issues such as residence, care, medical treatment and contact. Scott also accepts instructions relating to the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court in respect of vulnerable adults.

Property and Affairs

Scott has a broad property and affairs practice with particular experience in contested applications for the appointment and removal of deputies and cases concerning the operation and revocation of LPAs and EPAs.

Scott welcomes instructions from all interested persons in respect of inquests, including families.

Scott accepts instructions across a broad range of public law matters, including claims under the Human Rights Act 1998 and advice and representation on issues relating to community care.

Related insights

Scott Storey recently succeeded in opposing the registration of a lasting power of attorney in the Court of Protection (‘COP’)….

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