Scott Ashby > RPC > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile
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Professional and Financial Risks.
Scott is a Partner in the Professional and Financial Risks department. He has a wealth of experience in defending a wide variety of claims and regulatory complaints against professionals, in particular lawyers and accountants. He has acted for major national and international firms, including a number of Top 200 UK law firms, as well as small and medium-sized professional services businesses and sole practitioners. Scott’s experience spans defending multi-million-pound claims in the High Court and the Court of Appeal to lower value County Court proceedings, as well as complaints to Ombudsman services such as the Legal Ombudsman.
Scott frequently advises on regulatory and compliance matters and has defended professional clients subject to interventions, investigations and formal disciplinary proceedings brought by their regulators, including the SRA and the ICAEW.
Scott is an expert in professional indemnity insurance and is frequently instructed to advise on policy coverage disputes.
Reed Smith LLP – Trainee Solicitor (February 2007 – February 2009); Beale & Company Solicitors LLP – Solicitor (February 2009 – March 2012); Associate (April 2012 – March 2017); Partner (April 2017 – March 2020); RPC – Partner (March 2020 – Present)
University of Warwick (2001, BA Hons); Nottingham Law School (2005, GDL) (2006, LPC)