BCL Solicitors top ranked in Chambers and Partners HNW Guide 2021

BCL Solicitors top ranked in Chambers and Partners HNW Guide 2021

Chambers & Partners have now published the 2021 edition of their High Net Worth (HNW) Guide and BCL Solicitors has been top-ranked (Band 1) in Financial Crime: High Net Worth Individuals – UK, with seven partners identified as leading individuals and one associate recognised in the ‘Associates to watch’ category.

Rankings are as follows:

Band 1:

Harry Travers

Ian Burton

Jane Glass

Richard Sallybanks


Band 3:

Michael Drury

Shaul Brazil


Band 4:

Shula de Jersey


Associates to watch:

Anoushka Warlow


In relation to the firm’s position, Chambers High Net Worth states:

BCL are widely regarded by sources as “heavyweights in the field” and “excellent in the white-collar crime arena.” The team are highly sought after for their expertise handling financial crime investigations. One interviewee says: “They are excellent. I really enjoy working with them because I know they always do a good job. They are my go-to for financial crime matters.”

“They are a powerhouse,” says a barrister, adding: “They are the go-to firm for anyone who is high-profile and high net worth. They have this amazing ability to hire superstars. I have never worked with someone at BCL who I didn’t think was excellent.” An impressed client reports: “They broke the ice very quickly and they showed that they cared and had a great interest in understanding the situation. If somebody asked me to recommend them a law firm, I would always recommend BCL. I would recommend them any day, any time.”

In relation to the ranked partners, Chambers High Net Worth states:

Harry Travers has extensive experience advising high net worth individuals in cross-border financial crime investigations. A commentator states: “If a family member needed representation, I would recommend Harry Travers without hesitation. He is fantastic.” Another enthuses: “He is very hands-on, very responsive and always has time for you. He is on top of everything and I like the way that he approaches situations. He looks at things from all different angles and provides profound advice.”

“There is no one like Ian Burton,” reports a source; “he is one of a kind.” Burton has a wealth of experience acting for high net worth clients in cross-border criminal and regulatory investigations. “Everybody knows him and thinks the world of him. He is without a doubt one of the most amazing lawyers I know,” says a commentator, and another remarks: “He is one of the best lawyers you could call if you are in trouble.”

Jane Glass is highly thought of in the market for her wealth of experience handling financial crime investigations. “She is just extraordinary – she is amazing,” notes a source, explaining: “She is incredibly accessible, she is brilliant and her judgement, which is really important in these cases, is superb. She is brilliant in the way she handles the client and judges how to respond. I am just awestruck by her practicality.” Another interviewee says Glass “is highly regarded and does amazing work – she is intelligent, great with clients and so down to earth.”

Richard Sallybanks has significant experience assisting high net worth clients in investigations brought by the SFO and the FCA. “I think Richard is excellent,” one interviewee comments, adding: “He is first-class. He is very thoughtful and totally experienced. He is really bright and intelligent.” Another says: “Richard Sallybanks is very friendly, easy to work with and good at bringing together a team of people.”

Michael Drury acts for high net worth individuals and focuses his practice on extradition claims, regulatory proceedings and Interpol matters. One source describes him as “wonderfully enthusiastic” and “very knowledgeable,” and another says: “He is straightforward, knowledgeable and incredibly capable. He adds a dimension to the discussion that you wouldn’t otherwise have.”

Shaul Brazil has substantial experience advising high net worth individuals on financial crime investigations. One interviewee enthuses: “We think particularly highly of Shaul Brazil. He is fantastic. He provides very clear and direct advice, he’s really enthusiastic and passionate about what he does.” Another says he is “excellent – he is so bright, so hard-working, and he has a really amazing manner with clients.”

Shula de Jersey is incredible,” says a source; “she is a superstar. I would recommend in a heartbeat. She is intelligent, phenomenal with clients and fantastic at reassuring clients.” Other interviewees describe her as “super hard-working and intelligent” and great with clients and very knowledgeable – a safe pair of hands.”

In relation to notable practitioners, Chambers High Net Worth states:

Anoushka Warlow advises wealthy clients on domestic and international investigations brought by the SFO, the DOJ and HMRC. “I think she’s incredibly impressive – she is the best associate I have ever worked with,” states a barrister, adding: “She is honestly absolutely fantastic. I have never met anybody who has such an incredible grasp of the detail; she is incredibly efficient and completely ruthless and unrelenting. I am frankly astonished by her ability.”


You can find out more about these rankings on the Chambers and Partners website here.

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