Scott Ashby


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Scott Ashby

University of Warwick BA Hons Philosophy and Politics
Nottingham Law School, GDL
Nottingham Law School, LPC

England and Wales 2009

Partner in Beale and Company


Scott is a Partner in the professional liability team based in our Bristol office.

Scott has particular experience of claims against solicitors, barristers, accountants and surveyors but has also advised on more unusual claims including those against vets, auctioneers and motor-traders. Scott acts for a wide variety of professional clients ranging from sole practitioners to major national firms. He has defended professionals against claims brought by a variety of different claimants including lenders, liquidators and litigants in person.

Scott has acted in a variety of complex litigated claims and multi-party disputes. He has acted in claims under Directors and Officers policies and has particular experience of defending claims involving allegations of fraud. Scott also advises on policy issues and coverage disputes and has experience of running claims handling services for insurance clients.

Scott has a particularly strong reputation of acting for professionals and businesses in claims arising from insurance intermediary services. Scott has advised and represented numerous professional clients and their insurers in over 200 complaints relating to the mis-selling of insurance and financial products.

Scott also acts for professional clients facing complaints made to their professional bodies or regulators including the ICAEW, Financial Ombudsman Service and the Legal Ombudsman.