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Rachel Scott

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : Extradition , Financial Crime
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Extradition - London (Bar)

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Rachel Scott
Rachel Scott is a highly regarded junior who handles high-profile extradition cases in relation to heavyweight fraud and financial crime. She represents both requesting states and requested persons and is particularly experienced in extradition matters involving Russia and Ukraine. Scott is well-versed in judicial review and appellate proceedings relating to extradition. She also has experience of conducting requests to Interpol for the removal of Red Notices.
Strengths: "An excellent lawyer who writes brilliantly and is unflappable when on her feet."
Recent work: Involved in a US extradition request regarding allegations of a million-dollar fraud perpetrated against film industry figures by Gobind Lal Tahil, the so-called ‘Hollywood Con Queen’.
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Financial Crime - London (Bar)

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Rachel Scott
Rachel Scott counts extradition and financial crime cases as cornerstones of her practice. She is an experienced junior counsel for the prosecution, and her enviable client list includes the SFO. Scott also boasts a record of advising corporates on internal investigations and prosecuting cartel cases for the CMA. She has noted experience of handling private prosecution cases and is adept at dealing with matters with cross-border considerations.
Strengths: "An impressive junior." "She's very clever, hard-working, committed and very pleasant to deal with - a silk in the making."
Recent work: Represented Airbus in a global anti-corruption investigation by the French financial regulator (PNF), the SFO and the US Department of Justice.
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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.

Career

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

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