Jeremy Scholes has law degrees from Cambridge and the Collège d'Europe in Belgium. He qualified as an English solicitor with the City of London law firm which is now Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. He was in full-time private practice until 1993, latterly as a partner in Eversheds, where he set up and for several years led the competition and EU law practice group nationally.
He made a career charge in 1993 when he joined the law faculty at the University of Sheffield, and worked there until joining The City Law School in 2007. He works in English and French, and speaks reasonable German and Dutch as well.
He has taught at City LLM modules on various aspects of competition law, and teaches undergraduate courses on competition law, aspects of commercial law and contract law.
He was for several years a contributing editor of Butterworths Competition Law. Jeremy is a former chairman of the Law Society's European Group regional group in the East Midlands, and since 2001 has been professeur invité in the law faculty at Nancy in NE France, which is now part of Université de Lorraine.
Throughout his academic career, Jeremy has remained active as a solicitor in private practice. He has been licensed since 1993 as a sole practitioner (J.P. Scholes), and since the late 1990s has been a consultant with Walker Morris, a leading regional law firm in Leeds, where until earlier this year he was the only specialist competition lawyer.