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New partner promotions at BCL Solicitors as firm strengthens core teams

Leading white-collar crime, regulatory and criminal defence firm BCL Solicitors LLP has announced the promotion of five lawyers to the firm’s partnership as the firm continues to grow its core advisory teams.

Anoushka Warlow, Tom McNeill and Oliver Schneider-Sikorsky are made partners in the firm’s Business Crime and Regulation team, whilst Daniel Jackson and David Hardstaff become partners within the firm’s Serious and General Crime team.

The number-one ranked firm, which specialises in domestic and international corporate crime, financial crime, regulatory enforcement, complex tax investigations/litigation and serious and general crime, represents a diverse range of corporations, senior executives, high net worth individuals and public figures.

Managing partner Richard Sallybanks said these latest promotions, effective from October 1st, 2022, are part of a firm-wide strategy for organic growth as demand for its services has grown.

He said: “The rapidly changing regulatory environment has seen the firm adapt decisively to meet the demand from an increasing number of clients for the firm’s expertise and guidance.”

“These promotions strengthen these two teams, and our new partners represent the firm’s future.”

“We will continue our commitment to nurturing talent within BCL and inspiring our teams throughout their careers. I am delighted to welcome them all into the partnership.”

Business Crime & Regulation team

Anoushka Warlow specialises in acting for individuals in relation to all aspects of financial crime, principally cases involving complex allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption pursued by the SFO and other domestic and international agencies. Anoushka’s expertise includes acting in foreign and cross-border investigations, defending individuals in private prosecutions, and advising on civil fraud matters.

Tom McNeill defends companies and individuals in complex and high-profile regulatory and financial crime investigations and prosecutions. His expertise includes corporate and individual manslaughter, health and safety, fire safety, environmental protection, fraud, bribery, and money laundering.

Oliver Schneider-Sikorsky is a barrister specialising in business crime, regulatory investigations, and general criminal litigation. His practice centres on defending high net worth individuals in the business, finance, and entertainment sectors. He regularly coordinates complex cross-border defensive engagements for international individuals and family offices that require discreet resolution.

Serious & General Crime team

Daniel Jackson specialises in serious and general criminal litigation, with 17 years of experience. Daniel provides legal advice about all types of offences, from minor driving to serious violence and sexual offences. He represents professional clients, including sports and media personalities.

David Hardstaff specialises in criminal litigation, professional discipline, and regulatory law, acting for professionals, high-profile individuals, and corporates facing the most severe and complex allegations. His practice encompasses wider crisis and reputation management. He also specialises in controlled drug licensing and has secured Home Office licences in research and drug development projects.

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