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Richard Sallybanks

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Work 020 7430 2277
Email:
BCL Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Business crime and regulation.

Position

Partner specialising in complex business crime and regulatory defence work for companies and individuals with substantial experience in SFO, FCA and CMA investigations and prosecutions, often with a significant cross-border or international element (especially the US). Particular expertise in fraud, corruption, insider dealing/market abuse, cartels, extradition and mutual legal assistance and international criminal/regulatory investigations, including co-ordinating and project managing lawyers in different jurisdictions.

Career

BCL 1995; partner 1999. Previously McKenna & Co (now CMS); qualified 1992; commercial litigation assistant solicitor 1992-95 (including secondments at IMRO and periods in Hong Kong and Germany).

Languages

French and German.

Member

The Law Society; International Bar Association; American Bar Association; Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers; British Russian Law Association; Fraud Lawyers Association.

Education

Merchant Taylors’ School, Northwood; University of Exeter (1989 LLB Hons First Class).


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Leading individuals

Richard Sallybanks - BCL Solicitors LLP

Within: Fraud: white-collar crime

Pre-eminent white-collar crime defence practiceBCL Solicitors LLP has ‘the depth, breadth, and resources to take on the toughest and most intense litigation at very short notice’. It has one of the largest, specialist white-collar crime teams in the UK, representing directors, senior employees and high-net-worth individuals on all aspects of fraud, white-collar and business crime. Head of team Ian Burton is ‘the ultimate heavyweight in white collar crime’, he is supported by key practitioner Richard Sallybanks, who is ‘strategically savvy, bright and has a wealth of trial experience’. Harry Travers is ‘frighteningly bright and relentlessly committed’. Shaul Brazil is ‘a street fighter with a first-rate brain’ and Michael Drury has ‘bags of experience and an easy charm’. John Binns and Julian Hayes were promoted to partner. Shula de Jersey, who ‘brings real class to the firm’, joined from Slater and Gordon.  Jane Glass and Guy Bastable are also recommended. Brian Spiro left for Herbert Smith Freehills LLP.

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London: Public sector

Administrative and public law

Within: Administrative and public law

BCL Solicitors LLP is in demand for being 'excellent for all types of criminal-related judicial reviews.' In conjunction with its excellence in areas such as white-collar and corporate crime, it takes on public inquiry, judicial review and  inquest work. Its current cases include acting for a corporation in a judicial review regarding search warrants obtained by the police, a judicial review in connection with allegations of money laundering and fraud and a number of inquests with possible criminal ramifications. Richard Sallybanks is characterised as 'a cool-headed individual in big-ticket cases'; Michael Drury is 'a great strategist and a very bright lawyer who is brilliant at client-handling' and Guy Bastable is 'tenacious, hard-working and a brilliant tactician.'

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London: Risk advisory

Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

Within: Regulatory investigations and corporate crime

BCL Solicitors LLP advises companies and large organisations on internal investigations and external investigations conducted by the SFO, FCA and HMRC. Areas of expertise include fraud, bribery, corruption, sanctions, cartels and corporate manslaughter. Ian Burton heads the team, he is ‘respected by all, especially his opponents and is able to position his clients to the maximum advantage at the investigation phase’. Richard Sallybanks has ‘an outstanding brain for corporate investigations’. Michael Drury has ‘decades of experience and a tenacious approach to cases he undertakes’. John Binns was promoted to partner and Shula de Jersey from Slater and Gordon. Brian Spiro left for Herbert Smith Freehills LLP.

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