Scott Bowen

Council member for Cross-border

Date elected to councilJul 2019

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Scott Bowen qualified in 2002 and has worked in criminal legal aid since.

Scott is a duty solicitor and obtained his higher rights of audience (criminal) in 2010. He is based in Newport, South Wales.

Scott practices mainly in the Crown Court as an advocate but also undertakes attendances at the police stations and the magistrates' court.

He was a partner in a firm from 2005 until 2015, when it ceased to do criminal law, and joined a firm in Cardiff.

Scott moved back to Newport (his hometown) in 2017 to join his current firm, of which is he now a director.

Scott is vice-president of the Monmouthshire Incorporated Law Society.

He was elected to Council in a contested election in 2019 and has been connected to the Law Society since 2015 through his appointment to the Access to Justice and Criminal Law committees.

Scott is also linked to the Wales Committee due to his Law Society appointments.

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Area of practice

Advocacy; crime – general, domestic violence, fraud, juvenile, legal aid, road traffic, sexual offences; litigation – general

Groups/boards served on

Access to Justice committee member; Criminal Law committee member; Wales committee member; Membership and Communications committee member

Languages spoken

English