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Harry Travers

Tel:
Work 020 7430 2277
Email:
BCL Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Business crime and regulation.

Position

Specialises in business crime and regulation. Has many years’ experience acting for those the subject of, or affected by, the most high-profile white-collar crime/regulatory investigations/prosecutions conducted by the SFO, FCA, HMRC, CMA and HSE, often in conjunction with their foreign counterparts. He is one of only two lawyers specialising in business crime listed in the Chambers 100, which is a legal directory of the top 100 business lawyers in the UK across all areas of law. The directory particularly focuses on the “top 100 lawyers who excel in both technical legal ability and in client service”.

Career

Called to the Bar 1986; trained at Berwin Leighton; qualified as a solicitor 1990; Berwin Leighton tax and trusts department specialising in anti-avoidance litigation and trusts 1987-91; BCL 1991-95; partner 1995 to date. Publications of note: consulting editor of SFO’s Boardroom Guide on ‘Preventing Serious Economic Crime’ published by White Page Ltd. Often involved in drafting responses to consultation on behalf of the Fraud Lawyers Association ("FLA").

Languages

Fluent French, some Spanish.

Member

Committee member of the FLA and the TIPG; member of the International Bar Association (“IBA”); has spoken at numerous conferences, including the inaugural conference of the FLA and the IBA. Sits on the Fraud Forum of HMRC, established to consult on policy and operational issues on tax fraud.

Education

Manchester Grammar School; St Edmund Hall, Oxford (scholar, BA 1985, BCL 1987).

Leisure

Manchester United, golf, jazz.


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Leading individuals

Harry Travers - 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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