Fantastic service, I felt that Jemma was totally committed to my case from our very first meeting and I'm sure that it was this commitment allied to her great knowledge and understanding of the legal system that led to my acquittal. I have never been to court before, and Jemma's expert and patient explanation of the law and the court process was first class.
Thanks again for all your help, you and Alice have been amazing. Best solicitor experience ever, we just wished the rest of the chain was like you guys.
Always been the best and has best reputation especially Ben. Always been brilliant and everybody I know uses hpjv says the same.
We can't thank you enough for all your hard work and help through our first property purchase. When it comes to moving again, we will definitely be in contact!
As always when previously using hpjv, we have received an excellent overall service which is customer driven and produces good quick results and explanation of events.
I would rate my Solicitor five stars as I could approach him easily and he was so nice and friendly from day 1. I was kept up to date from the start and if anything got changed, I was told straight away.
I wish to add that during my working life a lot of my clients used solicitors for the purpose of buying, transferring property or obtaining loans for the renovation of same. I could count on one hand the number of solicitors who came in on budget in line with their original quotation, at this late stage in my life you have restored my faith in solicitors.
Scott joined hpjv solicitors in 2017 as part of the Criminal department. He became an Accredited Police Station Representative whilst a trainee solicitor and qualified as a Solicitor in 2002. Scott focusses on Criminal Defence and is an accredited Duty Solicitor. He undertakes all types of matters at the Police Station and appears as an Advocate in the Magistrates Courts. Scott deals with the full spectrum of criminal offences from Drink Drive, Drug offences to Fraud and Murder.
Scott qualified as a Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Criminal) in 2008 which gives him the same Rights of Audience in the Crown Court as a Barrister. Scott has over the last 9 years appeared in the Higher Courts as advocate on a variety of cases from Assault and Dangerous Driving offences to Drug/Fraud Conspiracies. Scott has regularly appeared in Newport, Cardiff and Swansea Crown Court as well as being appointed to cases in Liverpool, the Inner London Crown Court, Bristol, Worcester, Plymouth and others. Scott has also been instructed on numerous occasions as advocate to prosecute matters for the Royal Mail which has allowed him to see Criminal proceedings from the other side of the Courtroom providing him with greater insight into defence work. Scott was noted in the Legal 500 2016/2017 as “outstanding” and providing “well-reasoned advice” and he aims to continue in a similar fashion in the years to come at hpjv solicitors.
Scott is a Vice President of the Monmouthshire Incorporated Law Society which deals with local issues affected law firms and the public in Gwent and South Wales. He was also accepted on to the Law Society’s Access to Justice Committee in London in 2013 and is appointed until 2020. Scott has further been appointed to the Law Society’s Criminal Law Committee in London, recognising his criminal law expertise and experience. He is the only Welsh Solicitor on these National Committees and focusses very much on the Welsh perspective in Westminster.
Due to his Law Society work and expertise in his field, Scott has been voted to sit on the National Law Society Council as the representative for Gwent and the South West of England. He represents the views of all solicitors in this area on a national front. He has been appointed until 2023.
When he is not in work, Scott enjoys time with his family and loves a holiday by the seaside. He runs and has also been known to swing a golf club in anger and plays golf to a handicap of 5.