Harry Travers


Harry Travers is a specialist in business crime and regulation, and in complex tax investigations.

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He is listed in the Chambers 100, a legal directory of the top 100 business lawyers in the UK across all areas of law. He was also inducted into the Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” in 2018, which recognises partners who are “at the pinnacle of the profession”.

As a founding member of The International Academy of Financial Crime Litigators, a collaboration between public- and private-sector litigation professionals and the renowned Basel Institute on Governance, Harry adds his extensive experience of financial crime litigation and tax investigations to help promote international co-operation, access to justice and due process.

He sits on the Gold Group of HMRCs Tax Crime Alliance.

He is ranked by Chambers UK in: Financial Crime: Individuals – London (Band 1); Financial Crime: High Net Worth Individuals – UK (Band 1); and Tax Contentious: Fraud – UK Wide (Band 1)

He has had an involvement in numerous high profile commercial fraud and corruption investigations conducted by the Serious Fraud Office including, in the last few years, including ENRC, BAT, Serco, Standard Bank, GPT/Airbus, Innospec, Libor, BAE and GP Noble.

He was consulting editor of the SFO’s publication ‘Serious Economic Crime: A Boardroom Guide to Prevention and Compliance’.

He sits on the Fraud Forum of HMRC, established to consult on policy and operational issues on complex tax investigations and fraud.

He has been a partner of BCL since 1995. Previously, he was employed as a barrister in the Tax & Trusts Department of Berwin Leighton specialising in anti-avoidance litigation and trusts.

He is a graduate of St Edmund Hall, Oxford (open scholar, BA, BCL).

Get in touch with Harry Travers

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7430 2277

Email: htravers@bcl.com

Harry Travers is a combination of steely drive and ambition on the legal side, and empathy to the human impact of the position his clients are in

The Legal 500, 2020

Harry Travers is enormously respected by the market and has almost unparalleled experience…

The Legal 500, 2020

Harry Travers is an excellent solicitor who is at the top of his game!

The Legal 500, 2020

Harry Travers is extremely proactive and technically savvy.

The Legal 500, 2020

He is wonderful. He’s versatile, committed and fiercely intelligent. He is the best commercial crime lawyer in the country.

Chambers UK, 2023

He is fantastic and is a stellar lawyer. He is capable of conducting the highest profile and commercial cases, in both civil and criminal courts.

Chambers UK, 2023

He does a lot of international cases and quite a few where his clients based overseas have an overseas problem and UK problem.

Chambers UK, 2023

Harry brings the highest game. His client service, his commercial awareness and his level of sophistication are all very strong.

Chambers UK, 2023

He has unrivalled expertise, with a genius for simplification and delivery. He provides exceptional clarity and reassurance in critical situations.

Chambers UK, 2023

Harry Travers is a comforting and intelligent presence.

Legal 500, 2023

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