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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)

Financial Services

Having spent more than a decade in banking and regulation, Jeremy has particular expertise in dealing with financial services matters. He has provided advice to, and been seconded to, the Financial Conduct Authority, working both with its General Counsel’s Division and with Supervision and Enforcement. He also spent a year supporting the Independent Third Party addressing complaints from small business customers of RBS’s Global Restructuring Group. His regulatory experience includes work on the developing area of investments in, and regulation of, medicinal cannabis firms.

He is currently advising clients on several disputes between regulated entities and their customers, involving both Financial Ombudsman claims and litigation.

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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