Michael J. Scott, JP, MP
Michael ScottMember of Parliament
Mr. Michael John Scott JP MP, a Lawyer, has been fully engaged in Progressive Labour Party (PLP) politics for over 30 years in addition to his successful legal career.
Mr. Scott was educated at Southampton Glebe & The Berkeley Institute and holds a BA from Mount Allison University. He was called to the English Bar in 1981, and is a Member of Middle Temple where he completed his pupilage with a concentration in criminal and civil litigation, before returning to Bermuda to practice in 1981.
In 1989 and 2003, he was PLP candidate in the Southampton West constituency. In the lead up to the significant 1998 General Election Campaign, Mr. Scott was appointed PRO. Following the 1998 PLP Election victory, he was appointed a Senator with responsibility for Legislative Affairs, Development & Opportunity, Telecommunications, and E-Commerce.
In July 2003, he was re-appointed to the Senate as Government Leader and Minister of Legislative Affairs. Mr. Scott won the Bye Election of March 2004 in Constituency #36 (Sandy's North), occasioned by the passing of the Hon. C Eugene Cox. He was re-appointed Minister of Legislative Affairs, and, later that year, Minister of Telecommunications & Ecommerce. From 2007 to June 2009 he was the Junior Minister of Justice.
In June 2009, he was appointed Minister of Energy Telecommunications & E Commerce and in October 2010, under the Hon Paula A. Cox, he was appointed Attorney General and Minister of Justice.
In November 2011, Mr. Scott was appointed Minister of Government Estates & Information Services. Mr. Scott has carried on the great traditions of his predecessor as responsive and accessible MP carrying out welcome projects for the improvement of his constituency.
Until his appointment as Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Scott was the sole proprietor of the Somerset legal practice Browne Scott. Prior to that, he had co-founded Messrs. Scott & Scott with his brother and author Lawrence G. Scott. He had earlier been engaged with Browne & Wade Chambers, the law firm of two distinguished PLP Leaders - the late Mr. L Frederick Wade and the late Dame Lois M. Browne Evans.
Mr. Scott is a
Member of the Allen Temple AME Church in Sandy's Parish and serves as PRO of
Allen Temple Senior Choir.