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Julian Hayes

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BCL Solicitors LLP

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Business Crime and Regulation


Partner specialising in all aspects of business crime and regulation. Advises individuals and corporates in relation to high-profile investigations by the SFO, enforcement actions by the FCA and enquiries by HMRC into suspected offences under the customs and excise legislation. Experienced in defending all types of fraud, bribery and corruption, insider dealing / market abuse, breach of UN sanctions, fatal accidents, corporate manslaughter, health and safety, fire safety, product safety and offences against the person, as well as restraint and confiscation. Particular expertise in cyber-crime, data regulation under the DPA 2018 and GDPR and related litigation, including advising Communications Service Providers and others in relation to high profile enquiries by the NCA and others. Work also encompasses internal investigations, extradition, mutual legal assistance, judicial review, and police station advice and representation.


Called to the Bar in 1995 and completed pupillage at a leading fraud/criminal/regulatory set of barristers’ chambers. Continued to work in the field of business crime before cross-qualifying as a solicitor with higher rights of audience in 2000 and joining the London Stock Exchange as a financial regulator. Successfully completed the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment’s Regulation and Compliance Examination. Worked as a commercial fraud and financial services litigator in leading firms in Australia and London before joining BCL in 2006. Publications of note: GTDT – Cybersecurity (2018) & Privacy & Cybersecurity (2018).


Intermediate German


Fraud Lawyers Association (Committee Member), European Criminal Bar Association & International Bar Assiciation.


University of Kent - (BA (Hons). University of Northumbria - CPE. Inns of court School of Law, London – BVC.


Theatre & opera, German language & culture, cycling.

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Fraud: white-collar crime

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Julian Hayes - 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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