BCL Solicitors top ranked in Chambers and Partners HNW Guide 2023

BCL Solicitors top ranked in Chambers and Partners HNW Guide 2023

BCL Solicitors is very proud to have once again been top-ranked (Band 1) as a firm in Financial Crime: High Net Worth Individuals – UK in the new 2023 edition of Chambers and Partners High Net Worth (HNW) Guide, with the addition of seven of our partners identified as leading individuals in the area.

Rankings for our individuals are as follows:

Band 1:

Ian Burton

Richard Sallybanks

Harry Travers

Band 2:

Shaul Brazil

Michael Drury

Band 3:

Shula de Jersey (Has moved up from a Band 4 ranking in 2022)

Band 4:

Anoushka Warlow (Has moved up from the Associate to Watch category in 2022)

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


“BCL has an exceptionally strong team at all levels and immense experience in all aspects of financial crime, both in the UK and internationally.”

“The individual lawyers I have worked with here are very responsive and give all they have to their clients.”

“BCL have a very good understanding of the commercial context in which they are acting.”

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


Harry Travers advises clients on complex cross-border financial crime investigations.

“He is a wonderful lawyer: fiercely intelligent, client-focused and commercial; and he possesses unrivalled expertise in tax prosecutions and investigations. He’s arguably the most able solicitor in the country practising in commercial crime.”

“Harry is without question the leading criminal solicitor in UK and beyond; his achievements are there for all to see. He has a huge intellect with the ability to grasp the detail of the case in minutes, enabling him to respond so effectively to the arguments and errors made by the other side. He leads by example so that his supporting colleagues raise their effort to do the hard work as well. Harry’s grasp of the legal details delivers success.”


Ian Burton is recognised as a leading figure in this space, with vast experience in financial crime.

“Ian is a superb performer and master of the field.”

“I don’t know anyone else like Ian in terms of his ability to have a conversation with anyone. He has a calming presence; it’s astonishing how he can calm people down, especially those who have such serious financial crime issues.”

“He is incredibly well connected.”


Richard Sallybanks is a prominent figure in the financial crime legal community, advising clients involved in domestic and international investigations and prosecutions.

“Richard is calm, modest, super intelligent and a very good strategist.”

“Richard is very brilliant, a consummate professional. He is the most economically spoken and shrewd person but also a delight to work with and a safe pair of hands.”


Michael Drury has vast experience in handling extradition claims, regulatory proceedings and Interpol matters.

“Michael has exceptional energy and determination; he is especially good in multi-jurisdictional matters.”


Shaul Brazil is well regarded by clients and other professionals for acting on complex financial crime matters, including money laundry cases.

Shaul gives everything he has got to his clients and their cases.”

“Shaul is a stellar practitioner. He excels in the conduct of high-profile, high-value litigation in both the civil and criminal courts arising out of allegations of commercial wrongdoing.


Shula de Jersey is a financial crime lawyer. Her client base includes domestic and international high net worth individuals.

“I can guarantee that she will go the extra mile and has that personal element, which is needed in the financial crime space.”

“Shula’s very determined and persistent and won’t stop till she gets the best outcome for clients – just very relentless.”

“Shula is very dynamic, practical, very forward-thinking and attuned to problem solving for high net worth clients.”


Anoushka Warlow acts for affluent individuals on a range of financial crime matters, including allegations of serious fraud, bribery and corruption.

She is highly intelligent, very organised and committed.”

“Anoushka has great intuition and instinct. She is incredibly bright and really relentless.”


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

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