Scarlett’s core areas of practice are civil fraud, inquests, inquiries and personal injury claims (including health and safety at work claims). Across these areas of law, she acts for an array of clients, ranging from individuals through to large corporations or states, and has conduct of cases valued up to £10 million. She is known for her meticulous eye for detail and for her robust advocacy, whilst also having a pragmatic and friendly approach with clients and lawyers alike.

Scarlett is Junior Counsel to the Crown (Attorney General’s C Panel) and is currently instructed as Junior Counsel to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

In addition to her main areas of practice, Scarlett is adept at dealing with knotty or unusual proceedings. Examples include: conflicts of laws; contempt of court proceedings; general civil restraint orders; protection from harassment claims; and Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority appeals.

She is also known for her specialist knowledge of driverless cars and automated technology. She co-authored “A Practical Guide to the Law of Driverless Cars” in November 2019, writing chapters on how actions involving allegations of negligence, product liability, and employers’ liability will be impacted by, or require change to accommodate, new technologies.


Inner Temple Princess Royal Scholar (2015-2016)


  • Junior Counsel to the Crown – Attorney General’s C Panel (Civil)
  • Member of the Governing Board of the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle upon Tyne


University College London (UCL)
BPP Law School, London: BVC/BPTC (Outstanding)

Professional Memberships

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA)
  • Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association (HSLA)
  • Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)

Attorney General Panel

Appointed to C panel


Time to relax, rewind and… expect the unexpected?

8th September 2020

Scarlett Milligan, writing for LexisNexis, explores the latest development in the law of driverless cars: the government’s consultation on Automated Lane Keeping Systems, which suggests that an early form of driverless technology could be on our roads as early as Spring 2021. As Scarlett discusses, this development is not without practical and legal implications for individuals, insurers and manufacturers alike.”

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TGC Fraud Newsletter Issue XI

11th August 2020

Please see link below to the latest TGC Fraud newsletter.

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Tech problems? Don’t assume the court will automatically relist your hearing

22nd July 2020

Scarlett Milligan explores the judgment of HHJ Matthews in Smith v Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP [2020] EW Misc 11 (CC), which offers key pointers on how the courts will view the relisting of remote hearings.

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“A Practical Guide to the Law of Driverless Cars”, 2nd edition, Law Brief Publishing, November 2019,

17th October 2019

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TGC Fraud Newsletter

11th August 2020

Please see link below to Issue XI of the TGC Fraud newsletter.

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Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeal success for victim of the London Bridge terror attack

30th July 2020

Scarlett Milligan, instructed by Slater and Gordon, represented a victim of the London Bridge terror attacks in a successful appeal against a low compensation payment offered by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. The award was almost quadrupled as a result of the appeal. Both Scarlett and Slater and Gordon acted on a pro bono basis.

Tech problems? Don’t assume the court will automatically relist your hearing

24th July 2020

Scarlett Milligan explores the judgment of HHJ Matthews in Smith v Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP [2020] EW Misc 11 (CC), which offers key pointers on how the courts will view the relisting of remote hearings.  Please see link below to article.

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Jury find that Devon and Cornwall Police missed opportunities which caused or contributed to the death of a young motorcyclist

1st July 2019

Scarlett Milligan, instructed by Joseph Speed of Slater and Gordon LLP, represented the family of Christopher Leslie Bluck in a 5 day inquest, which concluded on 28 June 2019. Christopher tragically died when his motorcycle collided with a stray cow on a rural A-Road in North Devon. Three members of the public had reported the stray cows to the police earlier in the evening, but they were not located, and no warnings were given to road users.

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Prepared and Approved by:

Scarlett Milligan
Approved on: 06.04.18
Policy became operational on: 06.04.18
Next Review date: 07.01.19

Data Controller

Scarlett Milligan is the Data Controller under the General Data Protection Regulation, which means that she determines for what purposes personal information is held, or will be used for. She is also responsible for notifying the Information Commissioner of the data she holds or is likely to hold, and the general purposes that this data will be used for, and of any data breaches.

She is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as a Data Controller. Her registration number is: ZA244301


In addition to this overarching Data Protection Policies, Scarlett holds the following policies, which are available on request:

  • Data Retention and Disposal Policy
  • Data Breach Checklist
  • Subject Access Request Policy
  • Mobile Working Policy
  • IT Register
  • Training Register
  • Near Miss Register
  • Third Party Data Sharing Register
  • Data Sharing Agreements

Barrister Data Protection Policy



Scarlett Milligan needs to gather and use certain information about individuals.

These can include clients, customers, suppliers, business contacts, employees and other people her practice has a relationship with or may need to contact.

This policy describes how this personal data must be collected, handled, stored to meet the practice’s data protection standards – and to comply with the law.

Why this Policy Exists

This data protection policy exists to ensure that Scarlett Milligan:

  • Complies with Data Protection law and follows good practice
  • Protects the rights of staff, clients, customers and partners
  • Is open about how she stores and processes individual’s data
  • Protects herself from the risks of a data breach.

Data Protection Law

The General Data Protection Regulation describes how organisations must collect, handle, and store personal information.

These rules apply regardless of whether data is stored electronically, on paper or on other materials.

To comply with the law, personal information must be collected and used fairly, stored safely and not disclosed unlawfully.

The General Data Protection Regulation is underpinned by six important principles. They say that personal data must be:

  • processed lawfully, fairly, and transparently
  • collected for specific, explicit, and legitimate purposes
  • adequate, relevant, and limited to what is necessary for processing
  • accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.
  • kept in a form such that the Data Subject can be identified only as long as is necessary for processing
  • processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data

This policy will be updated as necessary to reflect best practice in data management, security, and control and to ensure compliance with any changes or amendments made to the General Data Protection Regulation.

People, Risks and Responsibilities

Policy Scope

This policy applies to:

  • All employees of Scarlett Milligan, including management, trainees, volunteers, work experience students, support staff.
  • All contractors, suppliers and other people working on behalf of Scarlett Milligan (including her clerks)
  • Any pupils or mini-pupils who shadow or otherwise accompany Scarlett Milligan. In the event that a data subject would like their personal information to be withheld from pupils or mini-pupils, they should state this in their instructions to counsel.

It applies to all data her practice holds relating to identifiable individuals. This can include but is not limited to:

  • Names of individuals
  • Postal addresses
  • Email addresses
  • Telephone
  • Financial data
  • Business names; and
  • Any other personal sensitive information relating to individuals.


Everyone who works for Scarlett Milligan has responsibility for ensuring data is collected, stored and handled appropriately.

This policy will be updated as necessary to reflect best practice in data management, security, and control and to ensure compliance with any changes or amendments made to the General Data Protection Regulation.

General Data Protection Policy Information

Scarlett Milligan will, through appropriate management and strict application of criteria and controls:

  • Observe fully conditions regarding the fair collection and use of information
  • Meet her legal obligations to specify the purposes for which information is used
  • Collect and process appropriate information, and only to the extent that it is needed to fulfil Scarlett Milligan’s operational needs or to comply with any legal requirements
  • Ensure the quality of information used
  • Ensure appropriate retention and disposal of information
  •  Ensure that the rights of people about whom information is held, can be fully exercised under the GDPR. These include:
  1. The right to be informed
  2. The right of access
  3. The right to rectification
  4. The right to erase
  5. The right to restrict processing
  6. The right to data portability
  7. The right to object
  8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.
  • Take appropriate technical and organisational security measures to safeguard personal information
  • Ensure that personal information is not transferred outside the EEA without suitable safeguards
  • Treat people justly and fairly whatever their age, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity when dealing with requests for information
  • Set out clear procedures for responding to requests for information

Data Storage

Information and records relating to service users will be stored securely and will only be accessible to authorised staff and data processors.

Information will be stored for only as long as it is needed or otherwise required by statute and will be disposed of appropriately.

Scarlett Milligan will ensure all personal and company data is non-recoverable from any computer system previously used within the organisation, which has been passed on/sold to a third party.

Data Access and Accuracy

All individuals/data subjects have the right to access the information Scarlett Milligan holds about them, except where specific exemptions apply to a legal professional. Scarlett Milligan will also take reasonable steps ensure that this information is kept up to date.

In addition, Scarlett Milligan will ensure that:

  • Everyone processing personal information understands that they are contractually responsible for following good data protection practice
  • Everyone processing personal information is appropriately trained to do so
  • Everyone processing personal information is appropriately supervised
  • Anybody interested in making enquiries about handling personal information knows what to do
  • She deals promptly and courteously with any enquiries about handling personal information
  • She describes clearly how she handles personal information
  • She will regularly review and audit the ways she holds, manages and uses personal information
  • She regularly assesses and evaluates her methods and performance in relation to handling personal information
  • All staff are aware that a breach of the rules and procedures identified in this policy may lead to disciplinary action being taken against them


Scarlett Milligan may share data with other agencies such as government departments and other relevant parties.

The Individual/data subject will be made aware in most circumstances how and with whom their information will be shared. There are circumstances where the law allows Scarlett Milligan to disclose data (including sensitive data) without the data subject’s consent.

These are:

  • Carrying out a legal duty or as authorised by the Secretary of State
  • Protecting vital interests of an individual/data subject or other person
  • The individual/data subject has already made the information public
  • Conducting any legal proceedings, obtaining legal advice or defending any legal rights
  • Monitoring for equal opportunities purposes – i.e. race, disability or religion
  • Providing a confidential service where the individual/data subject’s consent cannot be obtained or where it is reasonable to proceed without consent: e.g. where she would wish to avoid forcing stressed or ill individuals’/data subjects to provide consent signatures.

Data Protection Training

Scarlett Milligan will ensure that she and all employees are appropriately trained in Data Protection and particularly the policies of Scarlett Milligan and Temple Garden Chambers annually.

If new members of staff commence work with Scarlett Milligan, they will be provided with data protection training within the first month of employment.

Scarlett Milligan keeps a register of all training provided to staff.


Any employee found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

In case of any queries or questions in relation to this policy please contact Scarlett Milligan either via e-mail or telephone:

020 7583 1315

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Coronavirus Update

TGC continues proactively to safeguard against the risks posed by the spread of Coronavirus. We have a Covid-19 Committee who continue to monitor the situation and follow advice issued by the Government and Public Health England. We will be updating this page as and when new information becomes available. As of 6 July 2020, our London premises, 1 Harcourt Buildings, will be operating with a reduced clerking team in attendance. The remaining staff members and barristers will continue working remotely. We wish to reassure everyone that our contingency plans enable us to continue to provide our services.

Telephoning us

When calling our switchboard number, it will be diverted to a member of the clerking team who will be able to assist in the usual way. All direct dials in Chambers are diverted to be answered remotely.

Emailing us & Sending Instructions

Please send all instructions via email directly to clerks@tgchambers.com. We would be grateful if this could be sent in an orderly fashion to enable working from a screen manageable. We are able to receive hard copy instructions via DX or Post, if necessary. However, we have a preference for electronic documents wherever possible.

Please continue to communicate with barristers directly via phone or email.

Conferences, Joint Settlement Meetings & Mediations

Conferences, meetings and mediations will take place remotely, either by telephone or video until further notice. Group Telephone calls and video calls can be easily arranged. If an in-person meeting is felt necessary please see our Covid-19 Information page for full criteria.

Court Hearings

We are following the Government’s advice closely, which is changing daily. In keeping with that advice, we will continue to service hearings remotely, where possible and as instructed by the hosting Court. In-Person hearings will be accommodated by members of TGC. We will continue to monitor this situation.

Making a payment

If you do not already pay us by BACS, going forward please make arrangements to do so. Please contact the clerks who can supply you with the relevant BACS details.

If you wish to discuss our policy and procedure relating to coronavirus, please do not hesitate to contact our senior clerk Dean Norton on 07535 753098 or dnorton@tgchambers.com.

To learn more visit our Covid-19 Information page.