Michael Drury

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:

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UK’s policing in Europe after Brexit – Michael Drury and Caroline Mair write for Open Access Government

BCL partner Michael Drury and senior associate Caroline Mair’s article ‘The UK’s policing and law enforcement capabilities in Europe after Brexit’ has been published by Open Access Government, discussing a recent Parliamentary report, which analysed where the UK stands regarding the data & tools it now has at its disposal to the police across Europe after Brexit.

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‘All mouth and no trousers’? The new focus on the fight against economic crime, illicit finance and serious and organised crime in the Integrated Review

  1. In its first review of the UK’s security capabilities both at home and abroad since 2015, the Government in its ‘Integrated Review’ (IR) sets out its policy agenda in respect of security, defence and foreign policy for the next four years to 2025. Significantly, we see for the first time in such a review, that the fight against “economic crime” (as well as the inextricably linked issues of “illicit finance” and “serious and organised crime”) is identified as one of the government’s top “priority actions”, recognising that such issues pose a real national security threat to the UK, given the fact they are not confined to the UK’s borders but can arise from any bad actor worldwide and particularly so given the continued rise of cybercrime.
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Extradition from the EU: no longer the EAW revisited

The publication of the 5th March letter from Kevin Foster MP Minister of Future Borders and Immigration at the Home Office to the Lord’s EU Justice and Security sub-committee concerning the EU Notification under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TACA) and specifically ‘Article LAW.SURR.83(2): Nationality exception’ on the surrender of Member States’ own nationals to the UK, throws a light on the true state of the relationship between EU Member States and the UK in extradition.

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