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Scott Porter
Partner, Solicitor
Colchester office
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Scott Porter

Partner, Solicitor


Scott Porter joined Ellisons Solicitors in 2016, having worked previously for a large litigation firm in London.  Scott is an Insolvency specialist solicitor working within the Dispute Resolution department of Ellisons and is Head of Insolvency.  Scott was promoted to Partner in May 2018.  He is a member of R3, the Association for Business Recovery Professionals and also a member off the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association.

Scott qualified as a solicitor in 2009 with Kennedys in the City of London, where he worked in the insolvency, banking and commercial litigation team, before joining Ellisons.  At Kennedys, Scott was part of a highly regarded team that acted for numerous large corporations and Government Departments on complex banking and insolvency litigation.

Scott’s clients include large corporate entities, financial services firms and banks, insolvency practitioners, accountants, private companies and individuals.

Praise for Scott:

“A quite exceptional Solicitor who is both very proactive and commercially aware. Scott's ability to rapidly assess complex issues in a case and provide high quality & innovative advice is hugely impressive, as is his tactical approach to litigation. Client care is also a priority for Scott, with excellent communication at all times and a very sensible approach to billing. I cannot recommend him highly enough."

Mike, McTear Williams & Wood Limited

''Your technical knowledge combined with strategy and proactivity are things I have really valued – and certainly make you stand out from most of the other firms we deal with.''

Large Banking Client  

Areas of Specialism

  • Insolvency, both personal and corporate and in particular contentious insolvency and investigations;
  • Fraud, including obtaining freezing orders, search orders and various disclosure orders and other interim relief;
  • Financial services litigation, including security enforcement, banking litigation and advising on personal guarantees, loan agreements, debentures and charges;
  • Debt recovery, acting both for claimant and defendant in advising on debt recovery and enforcement matters;
  • Commercial litigation, including contractual disputes, partnership disputes, director/shareholder remedies and claims against professionals.

Outside the Office

Scott is a keen motorsport fan and enjoys spending time on track days at various circuits around the country whenever he gets the opportunity.  Scott also enjoys rock climbing and spending time with his family.