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Jeremy Scott-Joynt

Jeremy Scott-Joynt

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Jeremy accepts instructions across all Chambers’ areas of expertise. However, his background in banking, investigations and regulation gives him a particular focus and advantage in assisting clients with commercial matters such as those involving financial services and regulation, and with business crime concerns. As a former financial crime specialist and lead investigator for a London-based international bank, he is skilled in managing complex and delicate enquiries, while his experience in handling both commercial and employment litigation enables him effectively to mitigate the risks to which such an enquiry can give rise.

His long-term interest in technology matters means he has a particular interest in commercial and regulatory cases involving cryptoassets and data protection/privacy issues.

Jeremy came to the Bar after a successful career in banking and regulation. He was head of investigations for Europe (overseeing all in-region misconduct and criminal enquiries) and then senior anti-bribery and corruption adviser (and deputy head of the global AB&C function) at Standard Chartered Bank. He then took charge of building an anti-fraud and anti-corruption programme in EMEA for Bank of Montreal. Before going into banking, he spent four years at the Financial Services Authority as an intelligence and investigations specialist, running fraud and corruption enquiries and latterly serving as its deputy MLRO. Prior to moving into banking and regulation, Jeremy started his working life as a reporter. His career in journalism culminated in six years at BBC News, during which time he specialised in investigating and reporting on financial crime.

Jeremy is public access qualified and accepts instructions directly from members of the public.


Contributor, Lissack & Horlick on Bribery and Corruption, 3rd ed (2020)

Co-author, Employment Law Handbook, 8th ed (2020)

Business Crime & Investigations

Jeremy spent a great deal of his career before coming to the Bar dealing with financial crime issues, intelligence and investigations. He is therefore a specialist in assisting clients get to the bottom of complex investigations and in dealing with allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption. His long experience in bribery and corruption matters led to his authoring the first chapter in Lissack and Horlick on Bribery and Corruption, the third edition of which was published in 2020.

He has experience of POCA orders, including the successful release for an overseas client of more than £500,000 frozen and marked for forfeiture by HM Revenue and Customs; and recently helped secure the release of a goods vehicle which had been restrained for sale by the UK Border Force.

His experience in internal investigations enables him to both plan and run enquiries into misconduct or suspected criminality, and to advise on how to mitigate the legal risks which can arise from such enquiries. He can be engaged to assist with investigations on a direct access basis if desired.

Appointments & Memberships

  • ComBAR
  • Young Fraud Lawyers’ Association
  • Financial Services Lawyers’ Association
  • Employment Lawyers’ Association
  • Health & Safety Lawyers’ Association
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers


  • Astbury Scholar, Middle Temple


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

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