Scott Manson of Axiom Advocates has built a strong reputation and busy practice which sees him instructed regularly by most of the leading firms of solicitors across a number of practice areas including commercial, corporate and construction project litigation; professional negligence; property disputes and marine and shipping litigations. He tends to be retained in matters raising complex issues of fact and law and has a wealth of experience of appearing in court in such cases at trial and on appeal. He has acted as junior counsel to leading silks in a range of high profile and complicated litigations but is frequently instructed to conduct and appear in cases as lead-counsel. He also has considerable experience of arbitration and adjudication. Scott is frequently retained by the insurers of the Law Society’s master policy to represent the interests of solicitors facing professional negligence claims. He is also retained by a number of leading insurers and re-insurers to defend clients in litigations involving accountants, architects, construction consultants, engineers, insurance brokers and surveyors. He is listed as a “Future Leader” in construction litigation in Who’s Who Legal. In 2022 he was appointed by the Scottish Ministers as a Part-Time Sheriff with jurisdiction to sit in all of Scotland’s Sheriff Courts judging civil and criminal matters.