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George Hepburne Scott was Called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in 1999. He is a tenant in the leading Temple Chambers at Church Court, Goldsmith Building, Temple, London. He is a specialist criminal and extradition lawyer. Maddalena Motyl is a leading extradition lawyer with deep experience in extradition proceedings.

George has have successfully argued cases in the Magistrates’ Court, County Court, Crown Court, High Court, and Court of Appeal. He had appeared in literally 1,000’s of cases over the years including the selection below. George is an expert criminal appeal and extradition lawyer.

Extensive Court of Appeal and High Court  Experience:


R v Matthew Berry [2016] EWCA Crim 488

Appeal against Crown Court sentence where elements of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order were quashed on appeal as unlawful.

R v Abrazak Ghalghal [2016] EWCA Crim 140

Successful appeal against a Crown Court sentence where the sentence of 16 months’ immediate custody was quashed and replaced with a Suspended Sentence securing the defendants’ immediate release.

R v Joseph Cocks [2016] EWCA Crim 67

Appeal against Crown Court Sentence where the structure of the Extended Sentence was reduced on appeal.

R v Dax Wharf [2015] EWCA Crim 2320

Appeal against a Crown Court sentence.

R v Mark Styles [2015] EWCA 1619

Successful appeal against Crown Court Sentence

R v Rupert Strotten [2015] EWCA 1102

Appeal against Crown Court Conviction and Sentence. George was described by Lord Justice Leveson as ‘a powerful advocate’.

R v Remi Thomas [2014] EWCA Crim 1715, [2015] 1Cr. App. R. (S) 3

Successful appeal against Crown Court Sentence

R v Daniels (Gary Ian) [2014] EWCA Crim 508

Successful appeal against Crown Court Sentence

R v Boyes [2012] EWCA Crim 1174

Successful appeal against Crown Court Conviction and Sentence

R v Ben-Rejab and Nizar Baccar [2011] EWCA Crim 1136; [2012] 1W.L.R. 2364; [2012] 1 Cr. App. R. 4; Times April 22, 2011

Successful appeal against Crown Court Conviction. This case involved serious sexual offences and the defendant’s convictions and sentence were all quashed and the defendant was unanimously acquitted by the jury at his retrial.

R v Raison (Robin) [2011] EWCA Crim 3183

Successful appeal against Crown Court Sentence. This case involved over 70 TIC’s for Burglary

R v Preston (Mark) [2011] EWCA Crim 2790

Successful appeal against Crown Court Sentence

Attorney General’s Reference (No.34 of 2010) [2010] EWCA Crim 2055

Successful prosecution appeal against Crown Court Sentence

R v Conn (Robert Norton) [2010] EWCA Crim 933

Appeal against Crown Court Sentence

Cokaj v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2007] EWHC 238 (Admin); [2007] Extradition L.R. 51

Extradition case involving Judicial Review of the Home Secretary

R v Brummitt (Lee) [2006] EWCA Crim 1629

Successful appeal against Crown Court Sentence

Palar v Court of First Instance of Brussels [2005] EWCH 915 (Admin); [2005] Extradition L.R. 62

This was one of the first major cases involving the Extradition Act 2003. This case served to limit the scope of ‘no-evidence’ extraditions involving category 1 territories. This case is now cited as authority in all of the standard texts on Extradition and Public law.

R v Winslow (Terence Edward) [2004] EWCA Crim 3417; [2005] 2 Cr.App.R.(S.) 51

George acted for the Crown in this case which is now the leading authority on stranger kidnapping sentences.

R v Zarins (Ben) [2008] EWCA Crim 2169

This case involved the concept of the mercy where a terminally ill man was given a sentence that would involve his inevitable death in custody. The appeal was successful and the sentence was reduced.

R v Hekuri [2009] EWCA Crim 605

This case involved the successful appeal of a sentence of 9 years for conspiracy to supply cocaine. Following extensive courtroom exchanges with Mr Justice Calvert-Smith (former DPP) the sentence was reduced from 9 to 7 years.

R v Young (Christopher) [2002] EWCA Crim 2815

Successful appeal of Crown Court sentence in the Court of Appeal. 

In The Press

George has also appeared in the following notorious cases that attracted national media attention - click the case descriptions for bbc news reports:

R v  Duncan Railton

‘Caterham Bus Bomber’: this was an allegation of a ‘home-grown’ terrorist who was found to have a cache of chemical weapons at his home. George successfully defended this man and he was acquitted of all charges.

R v John White (& 5 others)

Successful prosecution of multi-defendant football hooligan case involving widespread public disorder.

R v Terence Winslow

Successful prosecution of a serious stranger kidnapping case involving an armed stranger kidnap of young children.George was subsequently instructed by the Crown to appear in the Court of Appeal and this case is now a leading authority of Sentences for Kidnapping (see above).

R v Jamie Martin

The Halloween Nunchaku murder involved the murder of a 15 year old boy at a Halloween party. George was led by David Fisher QC in this notorious murder trial.

R v Vornicu Florin

This case involved an Albanian/Chechen criminal gang selling highly sophisticated cash-point scamming kits to other criminal gangs in Wales. It attracted nationwide publicity including the front page of the Times.

R v James Boyes

Serious historical sexual assaults in children’s home. Defendant received 20 years’ custody.

R v Marlon Kelly

Murder case involving a dealer murdering his best-friend in a frenzied knife attack. George was led by Sascha Wass QC in this trial.

R v Gerald Toben

George was initially instructed in this extradition of this notorious Holocaust denier. The extradition was successfully opposed.

R v David Sheehan

George was instructed in this case involving the ‘Gatwick shooter’ who was apprehended and Tasered by police at he wandered around Gatwick Airport brandishing a firearm.

R v James Russell

George was instructed to defend a member of this notorious tie-up robbery gang that committed more than 12 robberies involving serious violence.