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Stewarts Law LLP

5 NEW STREET SQUARE, LONDON, EC4A 3BF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7822 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7822 8037
Email:
Web:
www.stewartslaw.com
Leeds, London
Stewarts Law LLP, Scott Rigby, London, ENGLAND

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Scott Rigby

Tel:
Work 020 7822 8000
Email:
Stewarts Law LLP

Work Department

International Injury

Position

Partner in the International Injury department. Scott specialises in acting for clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries abroad. He has secured over £40m in damages for his clients. He represented the claimant in the landmark case of Wall v Mutuelle de Poitiers Assurances [2014] EWCA Civ 138.

Expertise
Scott represents clients who have suffered spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, amputations, brachial plexus injuries and fatal injuries. These claims typically involve jurisdictional, applicable law and service disputes or are brought under the Package Travel Regulations.

Experience
Scott has secured numerous multimillion pound settlements for clients injured in Europe and jurisdictions around the world. He also acted in Wall v Mutuelle de Poitiers Assurances in which the Court of Appeal provided guidance on the assessment of damages in personal injury claims in circumstances where the English Court is bound to apply the law of another jurisdiction.

Recognition
Scott is described in leading legal directories as “excellent” and as having “a very nice client manner, good sound judgement and is unflappable. He is a popular choice for complex claims arising from road traffic accidents abroad resulting in catastrophic injury or fatality.”

Publications
Scott has had articles published in APIL’s PI Focus and the Solicitors Journal. He is regularly invited to speak at the AGM of the Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injury Group, for whom he provides a free legal service.

Career

Trained Leigh Day & Co, qualified 2003. Joined Stewarts Law in 2006; partner 2013.

Member

  • Member of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) – accredited Senior Litigator, Accidents Abroad Specialist and Accidents Abroad Specialist Assessor
  • Travel and Tourism Lawyers’ Association
  • Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Headway & Spinal Injuries Association

Education

Redhill Comprehensive, Nottingham; Sheffield Hallam University (2000, LLB Hons, First Class); College of Law, London (2001, Commendation).

Leisure

Travel, theatre, eating out, supporting Manchester United Football Club.


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Stewarts Law LLP is the ‘best in the business’ for complex, high-value cases for those who have been seriously injured abroad; it has the ‘technical skills, the know-how and the commitment to make a real difference to any serious case’ and is ‘sympathetic, realistic and pragmatic’. It is acting for a claimant, who was 19 when he suffered a massive brain injury as a result of a road traffic accident in Jersey; and is representing a claimant who suffered multiple orthopaedic, vascular and chest injuries in an accident at work in Austria. Head of international injury Julian Chamberlayne is a ‘tenacious litigator, who is confident in his creative use of the law who runs rings around most opponents’. The ‘effervescentScott Rigby’s ‘lively enthusiasm wins over clients and opponents alike, facilitating settlement where others might struggle’. Senior associate Christopher Deacon is a ‘superb travel lawyer; he is knowledgeable, tenacious, compassionate and intellectually astute’. Head of aviation James Healy-Pratt is ‘quite simply brilliant; his understanding of multi-jurisdictional law, his ability to deliver challenging issues in a kind and patient manner, his understanding of the coronial system and his brilliant strategic overview give his clients the confidence to know that he really is fighting their corner’. The aviation team acts for pilots and passengers, and their families, who are involved in aviation accidents and aviation disasters worldwide, often involving multi-jurisdictional litigation. Sarah Stewart is ‘extremely good with clients who have suffered losses in aviation disasters; they have complete confidence in her’; and Peter Neenan has an ‘incredible forensic mind and an eye for detail’ and is ‘fantastic on aviation-related cases’. Daniel Herman leads the Leeds-based personal injury team which also features Ben Townsend.

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