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Scott Turner-Percy

Consultant Solicitor

"...a logical choice for the most challenging regulatory, fraud and complex crime work."


Scott Turner-Percy is known for his expertise in all aspects of litigation in relation to regulatory and white-collar crime investigations. Scott is regularly instructed to defend investigations conducted by regulatory/investigative authorities, including FCA, HMRC, SFO, NCA, HSE, BIS, Trading Standards and the Police.

Scott has handled cases which include disputes with FCA, HMRC, EA, and the SRA.   He provides robust strategic advice during cases of significant volume and complexity.  Scott’s more notable cases are MTIC, carbon credit fraud, publishing fraud, pension liberation schemes and money laundering. His workload regularly includes cases spanning across Europe and further afield.

He can provide expert advice on Money Laundering Regulations, assist with compliance procedures together with anti-money laundering systems.

He is also recognised as an expert in complex large-scale and multi-jurisdiction confiscation proceedings for high net worth clients. He is well known for his persistence and attention to detail.

Scott has the added advantage of working in Commercial and Civil litigation and provides a full rounded appreciation of both Civil and Criminal proceedings. As a result of his commercial background, he has also acted on behalf of third party high net worth clients and companies seeking to protect assets caught up in confiscation proceedings via S10A of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA 2002).

Scott’s experience of working on noteworthy and complex cases has made him a logical choice for the most challenging regulatory, fraud and complex crime work. He is recognised by colleagues and clients as someone who is capable of assessing instantly the issues at stake in a case and the best way of addressing them. His ability to construct the strongest possible defence arguments while challenging prosecution assumptions has led to praise from clients.

  • Notable Cases
    • R v B: Lead solicitor in multi-million-pound confiscation: corporate money laundering of proceeds by international terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda and the IRA. It is believed to be the longest and most complex confiscation proceedings to date.
    • Operation Bamburgh: Assisted in the largest UK mortgage fraud prosecution (£250m).
    • R v H: Successfully reduced POCA benefit figure from £10.5 million to £140,000.
    • R v B: Operation Isidor: Alleged money laundering case, involving conveyancing solicitors, letting agents and organised crime groups. SRA involvement with Solicitors and breaches of money laundering regulations.
    • FCA v B Lead Solicitor in relation to FCA investigation into Stockbrokers firm and senior individuals connected bribery, corruption and stock market manipulation investigation valued at £50 million (some individuals extradited to America).
    • Operation Bachelor: Lead Solicitor into EA POCA prosecution for breaching enforcement notice, mishandling waste, illegally holding waste value £1.5 million.
    • HSE v P: Lead Solicitor for murder/manslaughter investigation involving a retired police officer, coordinated by GMP but also involved SIA, HSE and GMC/NMC (hospital failings requiring duty of candour).
    • R v R: Complex murder investigation involving GMP, HSE and SIA involving multiple complex continuity issues further complicated by the Randox forensic scandal.

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