Tom McNeill

BCL top ranked in Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2022

BCL Solicitors LLP has once again been ranked as a top tier firm with leading individuals in our fields by Chambers & Partners in the 2022 edition of Chambers UK – a Client’s Guide to the UK Legal Profession.  This is one of the leading independent directories of UK legal services, identifying the leading firms and lawyers in the UK.

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BCL Solicitors LLP recognised as a leading firm in The Legal 500 UK 2021-2022 Guide

BCL Solicitors LLP are pleased to be once again recognised as a top-tier firm with an extensive team of outstanding individuals in the new Legal 500 United Kingdom 2021-2022 Guide with a total of seven leading practice areas identified and 14 lawyers commended for their standout contribution in their respective practices.

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Corporate Crime and the Regulatory Approach

Corporate criminal liability has been transformed beyond all recognition from what it was just 15 years ago.

Not merely have fines increased very significantly, the expectations placed on corporates have changed fundamentally. Companies are now expected to behave responsibly.

That doesn’t just mean doing no wrong, it means preventing others from doing wrong.

And if they do not, they risk not merely reputational harm but criminal prosecution and highly punitive fines.

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Responding to Fire Authority Investigations: An Introduction to Fire Safety Enforcement

Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, fire safety has come under ever greater scrutiny. There is increased pressure on responsible persons to comply with fire safety duties and on fire authorities to take enforcement action. To aid regulatory control and enforcement, the Government has published two new bills relevant to fire safety. Against that background, below is a general introduction to fire safety enforcement.

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