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Jeremy Scott-Joynt

Jeremy Scott-Joynt

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Jeremy Scott-Joynt accepts instructions across all Chambers’ areas of expertise, but with a focus on  business crime and regulation. He has assisted clients in their dealings with the Financial Conduct Authority (to which he has been seconded), the Serious Fraud Office, the Gambling Commission, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, the Environment Agency and the Health and Safety Executive.

He also accepts instructions on proceeds of crime matters, most recently successfully having an Account Freezing Order set aside so as to restore more than £500,000 to an overseas client.

In other areas, he has:

  • Advised on data protection issues including subject access requests, data processing exemptions and the handling of special category data;
  • Represented clients in travel and other personal injury cases, and advised on jurisdictional issues in cross-border litigation and quantum in clinical negligence and PI matters;
  • Advised and represented commercial clients in contract and tort claims;
  • Represented both claimants and respondents in the Employment Tribunal, and assisted in the preparation of appeals to the Employment Appeal Tribunal;
  • Appeared both for and against local authorities in licensing and non-domestic rates disputes;
  • Advised on Companies Act and insolvency applications in the Companies Court;
  • Acted for several clients on costs matters.

Jeremy came to the Bar after a successful career in banking and regulation. Between 2011 and 2018, he occupied senior compliance roles in two international banks. For Standard Chartered Bank he was firstly its Head of Investigations for Europe, dealing with allegations of misconduct or criminality (both internal and external) and advising management on financial crime and regulation; and then its Senior Anti-Bribery and Corruption Advisor, acting as deputy to the global head of AB&C and designing a global AB&C enhancement programme. Later, he took charge of building an anti-fraud and corruption programme in EMEA for Bank of Montreal, again advising management on legal and regulatory concerns.

Prior to that, Jeremy spent four years at the Financial Services Authority as an intelligence and investigations specialist, running fraud and corruption enquiries and latterly serving as Deputy MLRO.

Jeremy’s first degree was in Japanese, at King’s College, Cambridge. He studied part-time for the Graduate Diploma in Law and then the BPTC at BPP Law School in London, completing the latter with an Outstanding grade. He is an Astbury Scholar of the Middle Temple, and was a semi-finalist in the 2017 Rosamund Smith Mooting Competition.

Financial Services

Recent cases include:

  • FCA (2020) – advising on claims management and product governance
  • FCA (2020) – assisted in the drafting of amendments to the Conduct of Business Sourcebook to enable the transposition of part of a recent EU directive dealing with prudential matters.
  • FCA (2019) – advising on investments (including pensions) and on the drafting of updates to the FCA’s core Principles for Businesses last year


Astbury Scholar, Middle Temple (BPTC)


  • French, Japanese (intermediate)
  • German, Brazilian Portuguese (basic)

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