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Inquest hears how Chancellors chairman James Scott-Lee was killed by ‘fidgety’ horses

first_imgAn inquest into the tragic death of James Scott-Lee, the much-respected Chairman of estate agency group Chancellors, has heard how the 66-year-old was killed by his own horses within the stables of his estate in the village of Kirtlington, Oxfordshire on October 27th last year.James, who had headed up Chancellors Group since the 1990s and was a very keen horse and carriage enthusiast, had been out for a seven-mile drive with his driver and a friend and, after returning to his stables, had helped unhook the horses from the vehicle.The inquest was told that one of the horses lunged forward, knocking him over and, when the second horse also became agitated, the carriage was subsequently ridden over him.James remained conscious and initially complained only of pains in his shoulder and tingling in his hands but after being taken by ambulance to the John Radcliffe Hospital outside Oxford, scans revealed multiple fractures to his ribs and he was kept in for observation.His condition  deteriorated and it was later discovered that he had suffered a broken vertebrae and a stroke.James was then rushed to a specialist unit at St George’s Hospital in South London where his family were told that he had suffered extensive brain damage. He died the next day. Coroner Darren Salter recorded a conclusion of accidental death.ExpansionJames steered Chancellors through a period of significant expansion and at the time of his death was a director of three other estate agents controlled by Chancellors including Anscombe and Ringland, Bonsor Pennington and Russell as well as Baldwin & Bright.He was also an active member of the RICS and during the late noughties was interviewed by its website alongside Sarah Beeny about the spread of online agents. His son, Robert Scott-Lee, is Managing Director of Chancellors Group.james scott-lee inquest robert scott lee Chancellors Group death March 28, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Inquest hears how Chancellors chairman James Scott-Lee was killed by ‘fidgety’ horses previous nextAgencies & PeopleInquest hears how Chancellors chairman James Scott-Lee was killed by ‘fidgety’ horsesCoroner records conclusion of accidental death after hearing how two horses and their carriage ran over the 66-year-old inside his stables.Nigel Lewis28th March 201803,022 Viewslast_img read more