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Robert Scott joins Bertram Fairbanks as a Director and Head of Litigation. Photo Credit: Tony Parker

Niche law specialist Bertram Fairbanks providing advice on corporate, commercial, and property law,

announces the appointment of Robert  Scott as a director and head of litigation.

Neal Bertram – Director Bertram Fairbanks says: “We have been actively recruiting staff in line with our ongoing ambitious expansion plans, so delighted that Robert has joined the growing team.  He is a highly regarded and well-known commercial litigation lawyer who has worked closely with Bertram Fairbanks as a consultant over the last 12 months and closely involved in our strategic expansion, and I’m proud to announce his new permanent appointment. Robert has a well-earned reputation as one of the leading litigation lawyers in Exeter and he has received a warm welcome to the team in his new senior role, which in turn will confirm Bertram Fairbanks as the go-to Commercial Litigation firm in the city of Exeter and beyond.” 

He adds: “We re-branded as Bertram Fairbanks in 2022 and Robert helped us by drawing on his experience and extensive network of contacts throughout the South West.  He shares and understands our ethos and values of a more relaxed style of working with a stress-free approach whilst remaining professional; so, we know he is a good fit to lead the litigation team.  Robert’s permanent position with us will help reinforce our growing senior leadership team, and we are pleased that he is joining us as a Director and Head of litigation.  We are confident that in his new role, he will help take the team from strength to strength.” 

A civil and commercial litigation solicitor Robert qualified in 1991 having obtained an honours degree in law from Kingston Upon Thames and professional qualifications gained at the College of Law – Guildford, before going on to work with a number of law firms across Devon.  Specialising in civil and commercial litigation for over 30 years, Robert has helped resolve a wide range of disputes working with business clients as well as private individuals conducting matters at mediation and arbitration.

On the new senior appointment, Robert Scott Director and Head of Litigation says: “Based in Exeter and East Devon I have conducted a wide range of civil and commercial litigation matters including complex and high-value individual and commercial claims for more than three decades.  I’ve really enjoyed being a consultant to Bertram Fairbanks for the past year and am excited to be joining the firm as a director heading up litigation.  I’ve got to know the firm well throughout that period of time and so already feel very much part of the team and am very enthusiastic about my permanent position.”

Neal Bertram concludes: “Excellent client service is at the core of our law practice and with our team of expert commercial lawyers we support each of our valued client’s commercial needs.  We have general business dispute solicitors as well as specialist litigation lawyers within each field, who work together to provide our clients with the most successful and affordable resolution.  Heading up the litigation team, Robert will bring with him a wealth of experience and knowledge in this sector and will deal with a broad range of commercial litigation matters working closely with our great team of lawyers. We are thrilled that he has permanently joined the team and excited about the future of the firm.”