Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, CBE
Partner and Chair, Scott Moncrieff & Watt, PLLC
Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales, UK
Special Legal Consultant, DC Bar application pending
Lucy is the managing director of Scott-Moncrieff & Associates Ltd, a London law firm she started in 1987. Lucy created a new style of firm, presenting a modern approach to the office environment. Offering the flexibility of self-employment combined with an acceptable work/life balance.
Lucy specialised in mental health and human rights law, and for several years the firm enlarged gently into other areas of law as word of mouth spread about the freedoms and benefits of working for a ‘dispersed’ law firm.
More recently, Lucy has spoken and written widely on the benefits of this way of working, and the firm eventually largely expanded into private client and commercial work. As its growth has been incremental, Lucy has been able to ensure that the guiding principles of excellence in client service and a collegiate atmosphere within the firm have been maintained.
In addition to her work as a lawyer, Lucy was a Council member of The Law Society of England & Wales from 2002 -2022, was President of The Law Society during the 2012/13 term and subsequently Chair of its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
In 2013, Lucy was honored by HM Queen Elizabeth II and the UK Government by being made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE).
She served as Commissioner for Standards for the House of Lords from 2016-2021, was a founding Co-Chair of the Legal Aid and Access to Justice Committee of the International Bar Association, was a commissioner with the UK Judicial Appointments Committee and, as well as being a current Tribunal Judge, Lucy also sits as a Judge in the Court of Protection.
Lucy has been a Mental Health Act Commissioner, was a founder member of the QC Appointments Panel, was a commissioner with Postcomm from 2008 to 2011, and is an associate with Verita, which carries out investigations on behalf of public bodies.
In 2019, Lucy was awarded the prestigious ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by The Law Society for her outstanding contribution to the legal profession.
Lucy is a partner of Scott Moncrieff & Watt, PLLC and also serves as its Chair.
Craig B. Mendelsohn, M.D., J.D.
Director of Legal Services at Scott Moncrieff & Watt, PLLC
Attorney and member of the DC Bar
Independent Consultant, Biosciences
Craig Mendelsohn has been an attorney admitted to the District of Columbia Bar since 1994.
He served in key roles in compliance and legal affairs with the American Red Cross for more than 15 years and fulfilled a critical role as Interim General Counsel, reporting to the President and CEO. Craig retired from the American Red Cross in 2020 and is now an independent consultant providing advisory services primarily to the bioscience field.
Prior to his role at the American Red Cross, Craig held the role of Vice President, Regulatory Affairs for Cardinal Health. Additionally, Craig has held several roles focused on food and drug law and regulation with extensive interaction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Craig received a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1980 from George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and a Juris Doctor degree in 1994 from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Professional association memberships include the Association for Advancement of Blood and Biotherapies (AABB) and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). He was recognized by the American Red Cross for superior employee performance through the organization’s Tiffany Award.
Craig currently serves on several not-for-profit boards including OneBlood (headquartered in Florida) and Creative Testing Solutions (headquartered in Arizona).
Craig is the Director of Legal Services for Scott Moncrieff & Watt, PLLC in Washington DC.
Partner and Compliance Director at Scott Moncrieff & Watt, PLLC
Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales, UK
Special Legal Consultant – DC Bar application pending
Mark was educated in Paris and London before graduating in medieval history at King’s College, University of London. He subsequently read law at University College London. He is fluent in English and French. Mark has a pending application to join the DC Bar as a Special Legal consultant. Mark qualified as a solicitor at Simmons & Simmons in 1991 and worked at major City firms in both Paris and London developing his expertise in commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation.
- Courts and Tribunals
- Civil and Commercial Dispute Resolution
Mark now handles all types of commercial and civil litigation, arbitration and mediation both domestic and cross-border for corporations, companies, partnerships, individuals and not-for-profit organisations.
He has conducted several reported cases in the Court of Appeal (Civil Division). Mark adopts a commercial approach to litigation and dispute resolution, and his long experience enables him to strike the right balance between making a robust advancement of his client’s position and reaching a pragmatic settlement. He is a member of the UK Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Mark is a lawyer and supervisor with Scott-Moncrieff & Associates in London. He is also a partner and the Compliance Director for Scott Moncrieff & Watt, PLLC in Washington DC.
Partner and Chief Executive at Scott Moncrieff & Watt, PLLC
Originally from Toronto, Roland began his career in the legal sector in London in 1993.
For the past thirty years Roland has served critical roles in several large law firms. He has previously served as Practice Director, Senior Administrator, Human Resources Director and Finance Director.
In 2014, he became Practice Director at Scott-Moncrieff & Associates in London and since then has worked closely with Lucy Scott-Moncrieff. Roland’s astute commercial approach has been recognized as hugely beneficial in the expansion and promotion of the firm and he was appointed company director.
In 2022, Lucy and Roland felt it was time to expand internationally and embarked on a new law office and partnership in Washington DC.
Roland is a company director of Scott-Moncrieff & Associates Ltd in London. He is also a non-lawyer member of the International Bar Association, IBA Law Firm Management Committee member and a longstanding member of the Legal Practice Managers Association in the UK.
Roland, is a partner in Scott Moncrieff & Watt PLLC and also serves as the firm’s Chief Executive with overall management responsibility.