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Corker Binning

POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture

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What the team is known for

Boutique practice advising individuals and corporates on white-collar and business crime, as well as related proceeds of crime cases. Experienced in cross-jurisdictional confiscation matters, cash seizures and restraint orders. Able to offer a comprehensive service to clients thanks to top-tier crime, extradition and financial crime practices. Has a wealth of experience acting for clients under investigation by HMRC, the SFO and other enforcement agencies in international money laundering cases.

Strengths

According to one interviewee, "they're experienced, well regarded and they know what they're doing in the business crime space."

Another praises the team's "very good strategic sense of the work they do."

Other sources note that "there isn't a development in this space that they're not on top of."

Notable practitioners

Andrew Smith specialises in money laundering cases and regularly advises clients undergoing criminal investigation by the NCA and FCA regulatory investigations.
"He has an intellectual, forensic approach towards POCA matters." "He's a clever, academic lawyer who gives good, pragmatic advice."

David Corker is held in high esteem by interviewees for the depth of his experience in the area. He assists clients that are under investigation by the NCA and SFO, as well as advising on restraint orders.
"He's ferociously bright." "He delivers an excellent quality of service and is a true expert in his field."

Jessica Parker garners praise for representing clients in confiscation proceedings. She also frequently acts on cross-border matters relating to money laundering.
"She is tactically aware and creates a total confidence in the client. She also has excellent judgement." "She is extremely clued up on current POCA trends in regards to international fraud and white-collar crime cases."

Peter Binning is recommended for his POCA expertise related to financial crime cases. Having previously worked for the SFO, he is well placed to advise clients facing investigation by that agency.
"He's fair-minded, academic and good with clients." "He's objective in his advice."

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Overview

Corker Binning is a niche practice which largely focusses on serious financial crime including money laundering. The firm has substantial experience of advising companies and individuals on confiscation proceedings, cash seizures and restraint orders and is the first port of call for many clients facing POCA proceedings.   The firm also advises firms and individuals in investigations concerning non compliance with the anti money laundering regime.

The firm act in some of the largest and most complex international confiscation and cash forfeiture cases.

Corker Binning takes a strategic approach to the confiscation regime, from the beginning of an investigation to post conviction confiscation.  The team’s experience and tenacity enables them to negotiate fair and favourable outcomes for all clients.

Partners Andrew Smith and Peter Binning also provide free advice to fellow solicitors via the Law Society’s Anti-Money Laundering Guidance Scheme.

Members

Barnard, Nick

Binning, Peter

Cohen-Lask, Maia

Corker, David

Cross, Claire

Grange, Edward

Parker, Jessica

Rothwell, Anna

Sherwood-Roberts, Jemma

Smith, Andrew

POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture Department

Corker Binning

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Department location

38 Chancery Lane

London

Greater London

UK

WC2A 1EN

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POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture


Andrew Smith
Band 3
David Corker
Band 1
Jessica Parker
Band 2
Peter Binning
Band 3