Tom McNeill

Partner

Tom is a partner specialising in business crime and regulation.

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Tom’s financial crime expertise includes fraud, bribery, and money laundering investigations, while his regulatory practice covers health and safety, fire safety and food safety, including representation at inquests and inquiries, and environmental protection.

Tom has particular expertise in corporate and director liability and regularly advises on the most serious, complex and high-profile matters, working closely with specialist colleagues, experts and counsel to deliver the best possible outcomes for clients.

Tom studied law at Lancaster University. Tom joined BCL before qualifying as a solicitor in 2011, and became a partner in 2022.

Cases:

  • Acting for a corporate in the rail sector in relation to a fatal accident investigation by the British Transport Police and Office of Rail and Road
  • Acting for a corporate in a bribery investigation by the Serious Fraud Office
  • Acting for individuals and corporate entities in a multi-jurisdictional ‘cum-ex’ fraud investigation in the UK and other European jurisdictions, involving related UK civil proceedings
  • Acting for an individual in a Metropolitan Police investigation concerning the Grenfell Tower fire, and in relation to the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry
  • Acting for a corporate in a multi-agency investigation concerning overlapping allegations of fraud and regulatory breaches

Publications:

Professional Memberships

  • Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Health & Safety Lawyers Association
  • UK Environmental Lawyers Association
  • The Law Society

Get in touch with Tom McNeill

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7430 2277

Email: tmcneill@bcl.com

He delivered the outcome required and understands his client superbly. He is also extremely affable, absorbs vast amounts of detail quickly and is clear and concise. His client service is very strong, and his level of sophistication and his commercial awareness are strong.

Chambers UK, 2023

Tom is across all details on his cases and brings a meticulous, methodical analysis to complex issues. He is responsive and always a pleasure to work with. His client service and general level of service is very strong, and his level of sophistication and commercial awareness are strong.

Chambers UK, 2023

Tom is a knowledgeable and experienced practitioner. He understands the issues and what his client wants.

Chambers UK, 2023

Tom McNeill is a seasoned practitioner who clearly works hard to look after his clients best interests but at the same time is affable and sensible to reach accommodation with other stakeholders.

Legal 500, 2023

Tom McNeill understands his client superbly, extremely affable, absorbs vast amounts of detail quickly, clear concise.

Legal 500, 2023

Tom McNeill brings a restless, forensic eye to the matters he works on.

Legal 500, 2023

Tom McNeill is also very bright and a huge benefit to any team. He rolls his sleeves up and gets stuck into the most complex problems.

Legal 500, 2023

He has phenomenal research abilities and he knows the law extremely well. He is excellent with clients and has very good judgement as well.

Chambers UK, 2022

He is excellent. He has great attention to detail and is very hard-working and tenacious.

Chambers UK, 2022

Tom is excellent. He’s bright, thorough, tenacious and very hardworking. He can deal with a large volume of work and provide superb insight.

Chambers Insights, 2022

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