BCL partners named leading lawyers in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2023

BCL partners named leading lawyers in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2023

BCL partners, Ian Burton, Shula de Jersey, Michael DruryRichard Sallybanks ,and Harry Travers, have been named as leading lawyers in the field of criminal investigation in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2023 Guide.

Who’s Who Legal (WWL) has once again partnered with Global Investigations Review to create a comprehensive guide focusing on the field of investigations, spanning a wide range of issues in white-collar crime, corporate compliance and regulatory enforcement. Their research has identified lawyers from 44 countries, highlighted for their exceptional ability and outstanding work in the field.

*This guide was first published by Who’s Who Legal on 22 May 2023. If you wish to read the full guide, please visit Who’s Who Legal here

Shula de Jersey is a partner specialising in business crime and regulation. Shula has particular expertise in representing individuals in cases involving allegations of complex and serious fraud, money laundering, bribery and corruption. She has acted in numerous high profile matters. Shula also has experience in health and safety investigations and Coroner’s inquests having represented both individuals and corporates in relation to work place accidents and deaths. Shula has represented professionals including solicitors and doctors in disciplinary matters before regulatory bodies and has previously acted for the Financial Reporting Council in Tribunal proceedings against accountancy firms.

Michael’s practice is diverse, ranging from extradition, where he has successfully represented senior Ministers and others in former Soviet Union states and a number of significant Turkish businessmen (falsely alleged to be terrorists and part of the 2016 coup attempt) defeating extradition claims and securing the removal of and preventing the issue of Red Notices; representing individuals in regulatory proceedings brought by the FCA (in LIBOR and other matters); acting in criminal investigations by the SFO (including for corporates and individuals in bribery and corruption cases, and in LIBOR), as well as in fraud investigations by a variety of police forces in England and Wales; to achieving successful outcomes for clients in investigations by the Information Commissioner’s Office, in the spin off from National Crime Agency (‘NCA’) investigations into ‘blagging’.

Richard Sallybanks is a specialist in defending individuals and companies in domestic and international financial crime investigations, including in connection with proceeds of crime issues, asset freezes, the mutual legal assistance regime and Interpol. Richard represents senior executives and HNW (High Net Worth) individuals in financial crime and regulatory investigations. He is ranked in Band 1 for Financial Crime (Individuals) by Chambers and Partners and is in Legal 500’s ‘Hall of Fame’ for Fraud: White-Collar Crime (Advice to Individuals).

Harry Travers specialises in all aspects of business crime and regulation. He is one of only two lawyers specialising in business crime listed in the Chambers 100, which is a legal directory of the top 100 business lawyers in the UK across all areas of law. The directory particularly focuses on the “top 100 lawyers who excel in both technical legal ability and in client service”. He was also inducted into the Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” in 2018, which recognises partners who are “at the pinnacle of the profession”.