Scott Coughtrie MBE

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Scott Coughtrie MBE is a Barrister specialising in Criminal law.

Scott Coughtrie MBE both prosecutes and defends offences of the most serious and grave nature within the Crown Court and Court of Appeal. In recent years, he has defended a number of high profile cases, which involved offences of murder, complex fraud, serious sexual offences including rape, human trafficking, grave violent offences, identity fraud, proceeds of crime, firearm offences and drug importation matters.



LLB (Hons)

CPS Advocate Panel –  Level 4

CPS Advocate Rape Panel List

CPS Serious Crime Group Level 3

CPS Fraud Group Level 2


Legal 500 2018: “Past work includes murder and human trafficking cases.”

Legal 500 2017:  “He has an excellent analytical approach.”

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  • Scott Coughtrie prosecutes violent shoplifter

    Scott Coughtrie prosecutes a shoplifter who threatened supermarket staff with a bottle he had just stolen from store. The thief was tackled to the ground...

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  • Scott Coughtrie prosecutes driver who smashed into car carrying baby whilst trying escape police in country lanes.

    “A man sped through narrow Devon lanes so fast police had to call off their pursuit – and minutes later found the wreckage of...

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