BCL Burton Copeland
BCL is a market leader and a pre-eminent firm of solicitors in the UK providing specialist advice and representation nationally and internationally in the areas of commercial fraud, business crime, regulatory enforcement, serious and general crime, dispute resolution and regulatory compliance.
Results-oriented, our impeccable reputation has been established over many years through our innovative approach and unremitting drive to help our clients by providing a supportive service and guidance through the legal minefield whilst focusing at all times on achieving a pragmatic solution, rather than troubling them with dense legal problems and process. Our clients come to us because of our reputation, expertise, style and impressive track record of success, and because they want the best possible advice and representation.
We are top ranked by Chambers UK and/or The Legal 500 in Criminal Fraud, Corporate Criminal Fraud, Cartel Defence, Crime, Customs & Excise, and Contentious Tax Fraud and ranked as a leading firm in the UK in Health & Safety, particularly in relation to corporate manslaughter and fatal accidents, and Commercial & Regulatory Investigations.
Regarded as the first choice by City law firms with clients needing specialist criminal/regulatory law advice, we provide discreet, effective and expert advice to governments, commercial organisations, public figures, directors, senior personnel and high profile / high net worth individuals in the business, industry, sports, entertainment and media sectors.
Our lawyers, many of whom are recognised as leading experts in the UK, are a unique blend of litigators and advocates who are drawn from international law firms, specialist criminal law firms, key positions in the main prosecuting authorities and the Bar.
Our expertise covers all areas of criminal/regulatory law and our unrivalled work profile includes commercial fraud, criminal fraud, tax fraud, corruption, breach of international sanctions, cartel activity, financial regulation, corporate manslaughter, health and safety, fire safety, environmental law, trading standards, product safety, money laundering, serious and general crime, motoring law and regulatory/disciplinary proceedings.
We also specialise in the related areas of restraint, confiscation, cash seizure, civil recovery, extradition, mutual legal assistance, Coroners’ inquests, Courts Martial and public inquiries. In addition, we advise financial institutions, commercial organisations, accountancy practices and law firms on anti-money laundering and anti-corruption compliance.
BCL also regularly acts in associated civil proceedings, especially those where there is a flavour of alleged fraud or misfeasance, including those relating to civil fraud, breach of trust, equitable remedies, asset tracing, insolvency and judicial review.