Alissa Scott-Beckett


“Alissa continues to earn fantastic results. Friendly and caring, but robust in how she represents her clients’

Alissa is a Family law specialist with over 20 years’ experience and is recognised for her calm but authoritative manner that enables clients to feel confident in her handling of their case. 

Over this time Alissa has built both a flourishing practice and a well-deserved reputation for competent and compassionate handling of clients who are vulnerable.  She has extensive experience of dealing with those suffering low cognitive functioning or from mental health issues having represented clients in Mental Health Tribunals.

Care Proceedings

Alissa predominantly represents parents but has also acted for children via their Guardian.  Alissa has particular experience in cases involving allegations of sexual assault, non-accidental injury and chronic neglect.

Private Law/Child Arrangements

Alissa is highly experienced in cases involving parental alienation and coercive control as well as general child arrangements.

In addition to her family practice, Alissa is a visiting Lecturer in Opinion Writing, Professional Ethics, Evidence and Conferencing at The Law School, City University, London.

Achievements, appointments and memberships

  • LLB (Honours): University of Kent at Canterbury
  • BVC: Inns of Court School of Law
  • Member of Inner Temple
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Visiting Lecturer: City Law School, City, University of London