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BCL Solicitors LLP
51 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS
LONDON
WC2A 3LZ
England

Work Department

Corporate Crime and Regulation

Position

Richard is a partner specialising in corporate crime, regulatory investigations (including ESG compliance) and financial crime.  He has extensive experience representing companies and individuals in relation to the most serious, complex and high-profile contentious matters.  He is instructed from the early stages of cases to provide proactive advice regarding crisis management, large internal and external investigations, regulators’ powers, corporate co-operation, interviews under caution, prosecutions and associated proceedings such as inquests.

He advises regarding a broad range of offences, such as corporate manslaughter, gross negligence manslaughter, health and safety, food safety and hygiene (acting for Michelin starred restaurant groups and high street name food businesses), environmental (he advised in relation to the largest ever investigation by the Environment Agency), fire safety and trading.  He also advises regarding financial offences such as fraud, bribery, insider dealing (he represented a defendant in the largest and most complex investigation into insider dealing ever conducted by the FCA), market manipulation and money laundering.  He is frequently instructed in cases which require technical expertise in overlapping areas of business crime and regulation, for example joint police and Health and Safety Executive investigations and allegations of regulatory breaches combined with financial crime such as food and environmental fraud.  The nature of his cases often involves the exercise of regulators’ powers (e.g. dawn raids, compelled document requests and enforcement notices).

His caseload includes matters being investigated and prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive, Environment Agency, Food Standards Agency, Local Authorities, Fire and Rescue Authorities, Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority, Information Commissioner’s Office and Crown Prosecution Service.

Career

Trained and qualified into a leading national firm before moving to an international firm, gaining comprehensive experience in complex, high-value and multi-jurisdictional matters.  Joined BCL Solicitors LLP in 2012 and was invited to join the partnership in 2018.

Notable recent publications: The Barrister – ‘Unlawful killing following Maughan’ (April 2021); New Food Magazine – “Tesco receives highest ever food safety fine of £7.56 million” (April 2021); Compliance Week – “SFO cooperation guidance provides clarity on leniency” (contributor) (August 2019); England & Wales chapter of ICLG: Corporate Investigations 2019 (co-author) (January 2019); Thomson Reuters, “Guide to Investigations of Corporate Manslaughter, Health and Safety and Environmental Offences”; The International Comparative Legal Guide to Business Crime 2017 – England & Wales, “Developments in Corporate Criminal Liability: New Offences of Failing to Prevent Financial Crime and Failing to Prevent Tax Evasion”.

 

Memberships

The Law Society, Health and Safety Lawyers Association, UKELA (UK Environmental Law Association), Fraud Lawyers Association

Education

Graduated from the University of Leeds with an LLB (Hons) degree in 2003.  Completed the Legal Practice Course with a distinction and was awarded the Law Society Prize for the highest mark achieved at the learning institution for the year.

Personal

Graduated from the University of Leeds with an LLB (Hons) degree in 2003.  Completed the Legal Practice Course with a distinction and was awarded the Law Society Prize for the highest mark achieved at the learning institution for the year.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)

The ‘excellent team‘ at BCL Solicitors LLP is increasingly active on behalf of corporate clients facing financial crime investigations and charges, with areas of focus including money laundering, account freezing orders, and Unexplained Wealth Orders. The firm acts for a diverse client base, including high-profile names in professional services as well as trustees and charities, and also has a strong record in complex compliance advice alongside its criminal representations. Senior partner Ian Burton oversees the team alongside John Binns , a key name for Proceeds of Crime Act work and cross-border investigations, as well as compliance advice on complex issues such as cannabis. Richard Reichman  has notable expertise in health and safety issues and internal investigations, while senior associate Anoushka Warlow is noted for her work on challenging search warrants and unlawful retention of evidence during complex corruption proceedings.

London > Employment > Health and safety

(Next Generation Partners)

Richard ReichmanBCL Solicitors LLP

Operating as part of the firm’s larger business crime and regulation department, BCL Solicitors LLP‘s health and safety team is instructed on high profile regulatory and criminal cases, as well as matters involving corporate manslaughter, fire safety; food safety and environmental protection. The team’s focus is on contentious criminal and regulatory matters, with the intent to end investigations before they start. Richard Reichman leads the team and is often instructed in cases that require a deep knowledge of corporate crime and regulation. He is supported by senior associate Tom McNeill, who specialises in regulatory investigations, fire safety and environmental investigations.