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.
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.
BCL partner Michael Drury, senior associate Caroline Mair and legal assistant Andrew Watson’s article ‘Evidence Obtained by Hacking or Torture: Do Two Wrongs Ever Make a Right?’ has been published by Lawyer Monthly.
BCL partners Michael Drury and Julian Hayes have written the chapter titled ‘Investigations In England & Wales: Practitioners’ Perspective’ for Global Investigations Review: The Guide to Cyber Investigations – Second Edition.
With the civil courts confirming they are content to allow parties to deploy as evidence the results of unlawful computer hacking, Michael Drury, Caroline Mair and Andrew Watson consider the issues including for similarly obtained evidence in the criminal courts.
BCL partner Michael Drury and senior associate Caroline Mair analyse the recent Parliamentary report, “Beyond Brexit: policing, law enforcement and security”, by the ‘EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee’.
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.
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.
In conjunction with Chambers and Partners High Net Worth UK guide, BCL will be delivering a webinar on Thursday, 25th February 2021 titled ‘The HNW Client & Financial Crime Investigations – a Multiplicity of Threats’.