Rachel Scott > Chambers of James Lewis KC & Hugo Keith KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of James Lewis KC & Hugo Keith KC
Three Raymond Buildings


Crime, extradition and international law, and public law including inquests. Notable expertise in financial and corporate crime. Regularly acts in complex fraud, corruption and cartel cases; previous instructions include R v Alstom & others, involving alleged bribery by a UK subsidiary of the French transport and energy giant. Advises corporations and charities in respect of compliance duties under a variety of regulatory regimes. From 2018 until 2020, worked as part of Clifford Chance’s white collar team in Paris, acting for Airbus SE in the cross-border investigation conducted by the UK, French and US authorities, which led in January 2020 to the world’s largest global resolution for corporate bribery allegations. Appears in civil proceedings involving contempt, fraud or corruption allegations, most recently in the trial before the Commercial Court of ENRC v Director of the SFO. Frequently instructed in extradition cases both by requesting states and requested persons, including in appeals to the Supreme Court and the Privy Council. Offers specialist advice regarding ‘import’ extradition requests as well as matters of mutual legal assistance. Acts in inquests for families of the deceased, police officers and other interested persons. Expertise in judicial review proceedings, spanning subjects such as police misconduct and regulation, the scope of the SFO’s compulsory powers, the prisoner licence regime, and the deportation of foreign offenders.


MusB (Hons) Manchester (Music) 2001, Call 2004, SFO C-Panel 2009, SFO B-Panel 2013. SFO A-Panel 2017


University of Manchester (MusB Hons); post-graduate diploma in law.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Fraud: crime

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Rachel Scott – Three Raymond Buildings ‘Rachel is fiercely-intelligent and has a forensic eye for detail. Her advocacy is always impressive and she inspires confidence in clients and solicitors alike.’

London Bar > International crime and extradition

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Rachel ScottThree Raymond Buildings ‘Rachel is reliable, efficient and unflappable.’