Patrick Scott

Patrick Scott SC served as Chair of the Board of the University of Strathclyde Mediation Clinic for three years, from 2019 to 2021. He is now the newly appointed editor of the Clinic’s newsletter, “Mediation Matters!”. Patrick is a lead mediator with the Strathclyde Clinic and, in particular, mediates matters from the Kilmarnock Sheriff Court. He is on the Scottish Mediation Register and also serves on the mediation panel of the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission.

After practicing as an advocate in South Africa for thirty years (the last seven as senior counsel), Patrick relocated to the Isle of Arran. He enrolled for a Masters’ degree in Mediation and Conflict Resolution at the University of Strathclyde in September 2017, and graduated, with distinction, in 2019.

His Master’s dissertation was on mandatory mediation, and its effect on the parties’ satisfaction with the mediation process (“Mandatory Mediation: Golden Goblet or Poisoned Chalice”).

He is also a Board member of Mediation in Motion Mediators, a mediation organization in South Africa and writes a column for their quarterly newsletter, “Let’s Mediate!”.