BCL Solicitors LLP are pleased to be once again recognised as a top-tier firm with an extensive team of outstanding individuals in the new Legal 500 United Kingdom 2019-2020 Guide.
The Legal 500 UK Guide is one of the leading independent directories of UK legal services, in which the UK’s leading firms and lawyers are identified.
In the 2019-2020 edition, BCL is recommended as a top-tier or leading firm in the following practice areas:
- Crime: General
- Fraud: White-Collar Crime
- Health & Safety
- Regulatory Investigations & Corporate Crime
New this year is The Legal 500 Hall of Fame which highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession.
Three lawyers are listed in the elite “Hall of Fame” list:
- Ian Burton – Fraud: White-Collar Crime
- Harry Travers – Fraud: White-Collar Crime
- Guy Bastable – Health & Safety
Five lawyers are listed in the “Leading Individuals” list. The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2020’s guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide:
- Richard Sallybanks – Fraud: White-Collar Crime
- Shula de Jersey – Fraud: White-Collar Crime
- Paul Morris – Crime: General
- Ellen Peart – Crime: General
- Rachel Hubbard – Crime: General
Next Generation Lawyers:
The Legal 500’s editorial for each of BCL’s practice areas is set out below:
BCL Solicitors LLP provides advice to professionals and high-profile clients, drawn from a range of industries, on a range of matters, including murder, manslaughter, motoring offences, historic sexual offences, and grievous bodily harm. Paul Morris heads the team, supported by Rachel Hubbard, Ellen Peart and Mark Haslam.
Fraud: White-Collar Crime
BCL Solicitors LLP advises on fraud, white-collar crime and corporate crime. Clients include individuals such as directors, senior employees and high-net-worth individuals as well as corporations. Head of team Ian Burton focuses on advising individuals, businesses and government bodies on a range of issues nationally and internationally. Harry Travers deals with business crime and regulation. Richard Sallybanks deals with investigations involving allegations of fraud, corruption, sanctions offences, price-fixing, and false accounting. John Binns specialises in financial crime and Julian Hayes handles fraud, insider dealing and market abuse, bribery and corruption, and sanctions. Shula de Jersey is recommended for her experience in dealing with allegations of serious fraud, money laundering, bribery and corruption. Richard Reichman was promoted to partner.
Health & Safety
BCL Solicitors LLP handles cases relating to corporate manslaughter, fatal accidents and fire safety. Guy Bastable leads the team and advises companies and individuals in inquests and investigations. Other key members of the team include Richard Reichman, who advises on fatal and major accidents, and Tom McNeill, who has acted on cases involving corporate manslaughter, fire safety and coroner’s inquests.
Regulatory Investigations & Corporate Crime
BCL Solicitors LLP advises corporate and individual clients on financial crime, corporate crime and white-collar crime. The firm advises on anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, compliance procedures, fraud, sanctions, cartels and corporate manslaughter. It often deals with regulators including the SFO, FCA, HMRC and overseas authorities. Head of team Ian Burton advises clients on business crime investigations and prosecutions. Richard Reichman was promoted to partner.
For full access to the 2019-2020 The Legal 500 rankings, visit their website.