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Guy Bastable

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BCL Solicitors LLP

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Business crime and regulation.


Partner specialising in corporate crime, financial crime, regulatory investigations, AML/ABC compliance and Coroner’s inquests. Has particular expertise in crisis management, internal investigations, corporate and director liability, and dispute resolution, focussing on all types of fraud, bribery and corruption, FCA investigations (insider dealing and market abuse), cartels and price fixing, money laundering, corporate manslaughter, health and safety, fire safety, food safety and hygiene, environmental protection, and consumer protection and trading standards. 


Also specialises in anti-bribery and corruption compliance, anti-money laundering compliance, recovery of the proceeds of crime (restraint, confiscation, cash seizure and civil recovery) and judicial review of the actions of investigators.  Has enhanced full rights of audience such that he can appear as an advocate in any court.


Qualified as a barrister at a leading criminal/regulatory barristers' chambers.  Joined BCL and invited to join the partnership in 2006.  Publications of note: 'Economic Crime: A Boardroom Guide to Prevention and Compliance' (Serious Fraud Office); 'Money Laundering Law and Regulation: A Practical Guide' (Oxford University Press); 'The International Comparative Legal Guide to Business Crime' (Global Legal Group); 'When Should Organisations Be Held Criminally Liable?' (ICLG, Global Legal Group); 'Practical Law's Financial and Business Crime Global Guide' (Thomson Reuters); Corporate Crime Forum on LinkedIn; Corporate Manslaughter Forum on LinkedIn.


Conversational French.


The Law Society; General Council of the Bar; The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple; Solicitors Association of Higher Court Advocates; Fraud Lawyers Association; Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association; Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers; Health & Safety Lawyers Association; UK Environmental Lawyers Association; London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association.


University of Edinburgh (1996 MA Hons); College of Law, London (1997 CPE); Inns of Court School of Law, London (1998 BVC).

London: Human resources

Health and safety

Within: Leading individuals

Guy Bastable - BCL Solicitors LLP

Within: Health and safety

The β€˜responsive, commercial and reliable’ team at BCL Solicitors LLP is β€˜a strong practice for corporates and directors facing personal investigations or prosecution for health and safety offences’. Department head Guy Bastable, who has β€˜good technical knowledge, great tactical awareness and excellent judgement’, specialises in handling corporate manslaughter matters. The team includes senior associate Richard Reichman, who has extensive experience representing companies and individuals in criminal and regulatory investigations, as well as environmental, fire safety and food safety prosecutions.

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London: Public sector

Administrative and public law

Within: Administrative and public law

BCL Solicitors LLP’s β€˜judgement of where public law and criminal law should be asked to intersect, and where it should not, is second to none’, according to one client. Its β€˜first-rate’ practice is β€˜excellent’ in public inquiries and investigations conducted by the FCA, Serious Fraud Office and the Competition and Markets Authority, among other work. Recent mandates for the practice included judicial reviews, internal investigations and inquests. Richard Sallybanks is β€˜great’, general counsel Robin Booth is β€˜a formidable detail man’ and Michael Drury and Guy Bastable are deeply experienced.

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