BCL Solicitors nominated for Boutique Investigations Practice of the Year – GIR awards

BCL solicitors LLP has been nominated in the Global Investigations Review (GIR) Awards 2019 under the “Boutique or Regional Investigations Practice of the Year” category.

GIR mentions the firm in their announcement:

“It has been an impressive year for BCL Solicitors, with partners at the firm playing a crucial role in securing an acquittal in a Greek bribery case and defending an individual in a fraud case tied to Tesco’s deferred prosecution agreement (DPA). Shaul Brazil represented Robert John Dougall, former vice president of DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, from a prosecution brought in Athens. Dougall was acquitted of money laundering based on the evidence and of fraud on double jeopardy grounds, having already been convicted of similar charges brought in the UK in 2010. An official for the UK’s Serious Fraud Office testified at the request of Dougall’s lawyers. Partner Richard Sallybanks, meanwhile, successfully defended Tesco’s former commercial director John Scouler against charges of fraud and false accounting. The UK retailer signed the country’s fourth DPA in relation to the case in 2017.”

 

BCL Solicitors senior partner Harry Travers discusses the nomination:

“We are delighted to be nominated for this award, which is a welcome acknowledgement of the quality of our work and the hard-work and dedication of everyone at BCL directed towards achieving the best possible outcome for our clients.”

 

You can read GIR’s award nominee announcements on their website.