David Scott

David Scott is the FCA’s interim General Counsel and the executive director of the General Counsel's Division (GCD). He advises the FCA on all regulatory legal issues except those in enforcement cases.

David joined Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in 1988, qualified in 1990 and retired as partner in October 2020. During this time, David specialised in High Court litigation and regulatory investigations and proceedings. 

David has acted for the Bank of England and FSA. He spent 18 months on secondment to the FSA as member of the team responsible for developing the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA). David also represented the FSA during the Equitable Life insurance company inquiries. 

David’s clients have also included investment banks, retail banks, life and general insurance companies and asset managers.