Scott Farnsworth is an independent, self-employed barrister, and a qualified solicitor.  Called to the Bar of England and Wales by The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in 1991, Scott practiced from chambers in his home city of Nottingham, when in 1994 he moved to London and practiced of counsel with the City law firms of McKenna & Co and Baker & McKenzie.  Scott was admitted as a solicitor of England and Wales in 1998, and became a solicitor-advocate (civil) in 1999: he practiced as a partner with the law firm of Roiter Zucker in London until 2004, when he returned to Nottingham, and practiced as a partner with the law firm of Berryman until 2010.  Scott is authorised to undertake public access work.

Scott has specialised in intellectual property law and practice for 26 years, and legal practices within the life sciences sector for more than 23 years: he has acquired considerable experience of transactional work across many specialist fields in Europe, the United States and Asia-Pacific regions, and he has developed an extensive knowledge of deal structures and financial models.  Scott is the author of numerous articles and papers regarding intellectual property law, and legal practices within the life sciences sector, and he has presented regularly upon intellectual property matters at national and international seminars and conferences.