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.
Scarlett joined Chambers in October 2017 after successfully completing her pupillage under the supervision of Marcus Grant, Nicholas Moss and Alexander Glassbrook.
Prior to commencing her pupillage in October 2016, she worked for Macfarlanes LLP, where she advised litigation partners on issues of liability and quantum relating to the mis-selling of interest rate hedging products.
Scarlett had extensive advocacy and drafting experience prior to joining the Bar, gained through volunteering at the Free Representation Unit (FRU), and extensive mooting. Notable successes including winning the Human Rights Lawyers Association Judicial Review Competition (judged by Lady Justice Arden, Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC, and Professor Maurice Sunkin) and the London Universities Mooting Shield Competition.
Feedback from Instructing Solicitors includes:
- “I was very impressed with her picking up the case at the 11th hour, how quickly and well she absorbed the issues, and how effectively she deployed our arguments this morning.”
- “…her preparation was excellent as was her skeleton argument which really captured the issues succinctly.”
- “She is highly motivated, confident and determined to achieve the best results for clients. She strives to get the job done to the complete satisfaction of the client, going above and beyond what is expected of her.”
- “I have been to a few of these now, and (win, lose or draw) I have to say her prep and arguments were the best I have seen yet.”
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)
- 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
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.
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19th August 2020
TGC are delighted to confirm five appointments to the Attorney General`s Civil Panel of Counsel with effect from 1 September 2020.
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  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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29th November 2019
Alex Glassbrook, Emma Northey and Scarlett Milligan are the authors of “A Practical Guide to the Law of Driverless Cars”, which analyses the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018 and other legal problems arising from the introduction and use of all forms of automated driving systems.
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15th October 2019
The second edition of “An Introduction to the Law of Driverless Cars”, will be published in early November.
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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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