Scott Ashby is an expert in professional liability, regulation and insurance of solicitors and accountants.Scott has a wealth of experience in defending a wide variety of claims and regulatory complaints against 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. He is also very experienced in all forms of ADR, including mediation.
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.
Scott Ashby regularly acts on claims relating to professionals in the legal sector. Sources describe him as "a wise and pragmatic lawyer who takes responsibility for cases." - Chambers UK 2021
Clients value Scott's "clear and helpful advice." - Chambers UK, 2020