Ian Burton - Partner
"'If I was an oligarch in bad trouble, I'd go to Ian Burton' ... 'He's the one with the greatest amount of experience' ... Burton specialises in resolving a wide range of complex matters for wealthy individuals around the world. ... 'the figurehead of financial crime, he is able to cut through the rubbish without blinking. There aren't many who can do that.'" (Chambers High Net Worth, 2016)
"Ian Burton is 'a doyen'." (Legal 500, 2014)
"Ian Burton is a highly esteemed white-collar solicitor, with extensive experience of business crime defence. Sources characterise him as a 'mastermind' who 'fronts a case with unparalleled judgement' and has the 'ability to carry the confidence of the room' ... 'Pre-eminent' practitioner Ian Burton is one of the market's most influential figures. Sources single him out as somebody who 'knows the criminal justice system inside out and has a good nose for positions that might cause difficulties for a prosecutor.'" (Chambers UK, 2014)
"Ian Burton 'gets things done'." (Legal 500, 2013)
"Founding partner Ian Burton is a long-time star of criminal fraud who shows no signs of slowing down and 'is still at the top of his game,' according to sources. Peers and clients praise his 'impeccable judgement' and his 'incredible' breadth of knowledge and experience: 'He does everything - white-collar crime, extradition, search warrants - and acts for high-profile star clients.'" (Chambers UK, 2013)
"Ian Burton is 'very experienced' ... 'very shrewd'" (Legal 500, 2012)
"Ian Burton is widely thought of as 'the finest criminal fraud lawyer by a long stretch'; 'if there is a chance of nipping an investigation in the bud, he will do it'." (The Legal 500, 2011)
"Ian Burton is singled out as one of the foremost criminal fraud practitioners in the country ... 'an eminent lawyer who knows everyone and gets things done'." (Chambers UK, 2011)
Ian Burton is the senior partner and founder of BCL.
Having been involved in most of the significant business crime investigations and prosecutions brought by the
He lives in London and his professional memberships include the International Bar Association and the American Bar Association. In 2009 Ian was appointed to The Times Law Panel, an advisory body of 100 of the country's most prominent lawyers.