In Listening Inn Episode 4: David Scorey KC, we follow his road from humble beginnings in Manchester to Oxford and the Bar, a path that required ability, application and merit.
David Scorey was born Manchester, 1973 and brought up by his mother, a teacher and a single parent. When the young David told his grandfather that he wanted to be a lawyer, his advice was that it was better to be a barrister, because they were the ones in front and in charge. David was determined to study law and gained a place at St John’s College, Oxford, followed by an LLM (European Community Law) at Leiden University. He joined the Inn in 1994, with the generous support of a Hardwicke Scholarship, which enabled him to fund the cost of Bar School. He was called to the Bar in 1997 and obtained pupillage at Essex Court Chambers where he continues to be based. David took Silk in 2015 and has a wide-ranging practice in international and domestic commercial law, litigating in both domestic courts and tribunals, in addition to international arbitrations. David has significant appellate experience in the Court of Appeal, House of Lords (as was) and Supreme Court. David also has appeared in the ECtHR and has extensive experience in preliminary references to the CJEU. He is called in the BVI and is admitted to practice as a Registered Foreign Lawyer before the Singapore International Commercial Court. In this podcast, David talks about his experience of student life at the Inn, working hard as a junior and his experience as an advocate and Silk. He was made a Bencher in 2008 and contemplates the importance of keeping the Inn relevant to the needs of its members.