Lovely and very friendly made you feel at ease. Everything was very good especially during a pandemic, your responses were swift.
Brilliant, everyone was so friendly and helped a lot. I appreciate their help and want to say a big thank you.
Ceri was friendly and helpful throughout. We had quite a few questions as this is the first time and she was so patient and answered all our questions via email. Thank you Ceri.
Excellent service. I’ve often found solicitors take days and sometimes weeks to respond to calls and emails, but HPJV got back to me immediately every time. Professional service, great advice and did their best to give the best value. All work completed to a high quality, swiftly with no fuss. Thanks
Great experience with hpjv solicitors , thank you Ashleigh Woodward in dealing with my legal matter in such an efficient and professional manner, I would have no hesitation in using your services again or recommending you to friends and acquaintances.
Excellent service. Our case was handled by Daniel and Scott who were always available to answer questions, were very understanding and sympathetic and most importantly did a great job. We had the best result possible and are very grateful. Highly recommend based on my experience.
We wanted to thank you for your very hard work & professionalism managing our very demanding and frustrating times during our legal processes in respect to our house sale/purchase!
Scott joined hpjv solicitors in 2017 as part of the Criminal department. He was appointed as a director in 2020. 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.