Faculty of Advicates Arbitration

Details of Professional Practice

Originally a solicitor in both Scotland and England, Janys became an advocate in 1992 and took silk in 2007.  Since then she has practiced in family law, education law and public law, including human rights.  She regularly advises on policy and practice issues and is instructed as an advocate at all levels of court in Scotland.  Since taking silk she has argued four cases in the UK Supreme Court.  She also sits as a part-time sheriff. Full details are available  at https://www.westwateradvocates.com/counsel/janys-m-scott-qc/


M.A. University of Cambridge

Special Interests


Public law, including judicial review and human rights

Professional Memberships

The Faculty of Advocates
Arbitrator qualified with Family Law Arbitration Group Scotland



Butterworths Scottish Family Law Service

Greens Scottish Human Rights Service

Bloomsbury Court of Session Practice

Editor, Greens Family Law Reports

Lectures regularly, including for Central Law Training and Law

Society of Scotland (Update)