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The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations

BCL partner, Brian Spiro, and solicitor, Gavin Costelloe, have co-authored a chapter in Global Investigations Review’s inaugural work “The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations”; published in the UK on 24 January and in the USA on 9 February 2017. Read article

So Your Bank Blocked Your Account: Why It Happens, and What to Do About It

John Binns writes on why banks are increasingly blocking their customers’ accounts. Read article

The Investigatory Powers Act 2016

The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 received Royal Assent on 29 November 2016. Michael Drury and Julian Hayes discuss the Act, the powers it regulates and the controversy it has generated. Read article

Criminal Finances Bill - Money Laundering, Civil Recovery & Enforcement Powers

In the second of a two-part article, John Binns looks at the proposals on money laundering, civil recovery, and enforcement powers included in the Criminal Finances Bill, currently under consideration by Parliament. Read article

Criminal Finances Bill - Unexplained Wealth Orders & Disclosure Orders

In the first of a two-part article, John Binns looks at the proposals on Unexplained Wealth Orders and Disclosure Orders included in the Criminal Finances Bill, currently under consideration by Parliament. Read article

BCL ranked as a top tier / leading firm in Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession 2017

On 1 November 2016, Chambers & Partners published the 2017 edition of Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession. This is one of the leading independent directories of UK legal services, identifying the leading firms and lawyers in the UK. Read article

BCL shortlisted in The Legal 500 UK Awards 2017 for Firm (Specialism) of the Year – Crime: General

On 19 October 2016, The Legal 500 announced the shortlists for The Legal 500 UK Awards 2017. The awards were introduced by The Legal 500 in 2013 to recognise excellence across the UK legal market. Read article

The Legal 500, 2016 edition published

The Legal 500 Clients' Guide to the UK Legal Profession 2016, one of the leading independent directories of UK legal services, has been published today. Read article

Confiscation under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA): a Prosecutor's Wonderland?

John Binns peers through the looking-glass to reflect on some of the more surreal definitions of Proceeds of Crime Act terminology. Read article

Paul Morris discusses suspect anonymity

Partner Paul Morris, who defended Sir Cliff Richard in relation to historic sexual allegations, on anonymity of suspects. Read article

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