Business continuity plan—BCP—regulatory requirements
Produced in partnership with David Gilmore of DG Legal
Business continuity plan—BCP—regulatory requirements

The following Practice Compliance guidance note Produced in partnership with David Gilmore of DG Legal provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Business continuity plan—BCP—regulatory requirements
  • What is a BCP?
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Responsibility for compliance
  • Consequences of non-compliance

This Practice Note covers regulatory requirements that must be complied with when preparing a written strategy for continuing the organisation’s business in the event of a business interruption event. The written strategy document is commonly known as a business continuity plan (BCP).

What is a BCP?

A BCP is a document setting out how the organisation will manage a negative event that could threaten the continuation of its business.

Regulatory requirements


The Lexcel Practice Management Standard imposes certain requirements in relation to business continuity planning. These should be considered compulsory for firms or in-house departments that have or are working towards Lexcel accreditation; they are not compu

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