Our Values

What does it mean to defend a client? To us the answer is clear.

At BCL, we see our duty to you as a relationship, built upon decades of experience, assiduous attention to detail and a commitment to excellence in every aspect of our practice.

From the moment you step through our door, we offer a reassuring environment from where we can understand and assess your situation with clarity, together.

From our first meeting to the last, your team is entirely committed to you.

Our Clients

We specialise in domestic and international corporate crime, financial crime, regulatory enforcement, and serious and general crime. Our unique personalised service offers discreet, effective and expert advice to a diverse portfolio of clients including corporations, public bodies, public figures, senior executives and high net worth individuals.

Our Accreditations

Our History

Having established a renowned criminal practice in the north-west, Ian Burton opened a London office at 51 Lincoln’s Inn Fields in 1991.  From here the practice has consistently developed and expanded for nearly three decades.

BCL Solicitors LLP now consists of 15 partners with over 350 years of collective legal experience. We are one of the largest and most experienced corporate and financial crime defence teams in the UK, and our partners have been instructed in most of the significant investigations conducted by the SFO, NCA, HMRC, the FCA and the CMA. Such investigations are increasingly cross border and our breadth of knowledge across a wide range of specialist fields uniquely enables us to project manage multi-jurisdictional teams of lawyers and other advisers.

We have a highly experienced team advising on the increasing regulatory risk faced by organisations and individuals, acting in investigations, enforcement action and prosecutions involving corporate manslaughter, health and safety, fire safety, and environmental protection.

BCL is also a market leader in serious and general crime matters representing high profile/high net worth individuals on issues ranging from road traffic offences to homicide and everything in between.

At BCL we work hard, we leave nothing to chance, we are innovative and forward thinking in a dynamic world of ever-changing regulation, responsibilities and liabilities.

We look forward to the next three decades and beyond.