BCL appear in the top five law firms in the world in the field of Asset Recovery, Business Crime Defence & Investigations in Who’s Who Legal 100 2016, published by Legal Business Research Ltd based on their global research.
The editorial in relation to BCL states:
BCL Burton Copeland is seen by many respondents to be “the go-to business crime boutique in the UK”. The team is internationally established with a reputation for skllfully handling high-profile criminal, commercial and tax fraud investigations, including for the SFO’s highest-profile targets. Although a relatively small firm, half of its 12-partner team is listed across our publications, attesting to its leading reputation.
Richard Sallybanks is extensively experienced in SFO and FCA investigations. He is sought out by leading corporate officers and executives for his “highly lucid and shrewd counsel” in major investigations. Brian Spiro is recognised as one of the leading SFO defence lawyers in the country, while respondents also refer to him as “a class act” and “exceptionally good with clients”. Harry Travers has been involved in some of the firm’s most notable matters, including the Innospec, LIBOR, BAE and GP Noble cases. One peer observed “He is very active in SFO investigations and that is because he is undoubtedly brilliant at handling them.” The firm’s founder Ian Burton is “a man who needs no introduction – he is one of the finest criminal fraud solicitors in the country”.