Year of call: 2012
E: sralston@3vb.com

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Scott undertakes a broad range of commercial and banking work, and often advises and acts in relation to claims alleging the ‘mis-selling' of interest rate hedging products. Prior to transferring to the Bar, he was a Senior Associate at Clifford Chance LLP.  Scott was ranked as a Leading Junior in banking & finance in Legal 500 UK 2015 and 2016.


3 Verulam Buildings has ‘excellent strength in depth and some very talented juniors coming through’.

Legal 500 UK 2014

‘A very thoughtful and able written advocate, liked for his down-to-earth approach.’

Legal 500 UK 2015

Current and Recent work

The RBS Rights Issue litigation (Ch) – long-running group litigation arising out of the £12 billion Rights Issue in 2008, settled in December 2016. Acted for one of the institutional lead claimant groups (represented by Stewarts Law) in this £multi-billion FSMA s.90 claim that the prospectus was misleading. Main focus on structured credit issues including CDOs, MBSs and monoline insurance (led by Andrew Onslow QC and Adam Kramer).

TJH and Sons Consultancy Limited v CPP Group Plc [2017] EWCA Civ 46. Appeal concerning the  proper construction of a consultancy agreement against background of a prior employment relationship. Issues relating to the express incorporation of terms, contractual discretion, and proper use of pre-contractual negotiations.

Freehold v NWB (Comm) - an interlocutory hearing concerning the costs consequences of discontinuing multiple mis-selling claims in the light of developments in the FCA Review process (led by Matthew Parker).

Brogden & Reid v Investec Bank Plc (Comm) - claims regarding the proper calculation of bankers' bonuses in a structured credit context (led by Jonathan Nash QC). Decision of Leggatt J [2014] EWHC 2785 (Comm). On appeal [2016] EWCA Civ 1031 (CA).

A v B (Ch) - allegations of professional negligence and breach of fiduciary obligations, and a defence of illegality (led by Andrew Sutcliffe QC).

C v D (Comm) - an application for summary judgment in respect of alleged fraudulent misappropriation of company assets by a senior employee. Issues concerning the circumstances in which a senior employee will owe fiduciary obligations, and common law and equitable tracing through the London property (led by Jonathan Nash QC).

E v F (Merc) - claims of deceit and breach of fiduciary obligations arising out of an agency agreement for hotel management (led by Matthew Parker).

"Enforcing guarantees: conclusive evidence clauses" PLC Note (2015).

Chapter on unfair relationships/lender liability/consumer credit in Malek QC and Odgers QC (eds.) Paget's Law of Banking (14th ed., 2014).

Co-author "Disregard the merits? Interim Injunctions under American Cyanamid Co v Ethicon Ltd" in McDougall and Wilson (eds.) Cases that Changed our Lives Vol 2 (2014).

"Enforcing guarantees: guarantor's rights" PLC Note (2014).

Contributor, Tolaney QC (ed.) Key Authorities in Banking Law (2013).

"Remoteness and the Usual Undertaking as to Damages" (2011) 127 Law Quarterly Review 180.

"Freezing orders in the Court of Appeal: what safeguards is the respondent entitled to expect?" (2010) 29 Civil Justice Quarterly 19.

University of Oxford - Distinction in the Bachelor of Civil Law

ANU - Minter Ellison Prize for Litigation & Dispute Resolution

ANU - Baker & McKenzie Prize for Intellectual Property

ANU - Butterworths' Prize for Law in Context

ANU - Honours Scholarship

Inner Temple

Commercial Bar Association (COMBAR)