Partners: Peter Binning, David Corker, Claire Cross, Edward Grange, Jessica Parker, Andrew Smith
Numbers of UK partners: 6
Number of other UK fee-earners: 10
THE FIRM Corker Binning has consolidated its position as a leading criminal and regulatory litigation firm, specialising in fraud, bribery/corruption, money laundering, extradition, mutual legal assistance, as well as police investigations and criminal defence cases, ranging from murder to road traffic offences. The firm acts for companies, professional firms and private individuals, both in the UK and abroad, and works closely with other lawyers, especially where directors or employees need advice independent of their company’s own lawyers, in corporate internal investigations. The firm is also often engaged to advise in relation to the criminal law aspects of civil cases, particularly international ones, where civil and criminal lawyers need to collaborate.
Investigation & Litigation (Domestic & International): 60%
General Crime: 20%
Regulatory & Other Work: 20%
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
The firm is a market leader in complex financial crime with extensive experience in fraud (including tax fraud), bribery/ corruption, money laundering, sanctions, asset restraint measures (including Account Freezing Orders) and confiscation proceedings. The firm has an impressive track record for its representation in some of the largest and most complex investigations and prosecutions brought by the Serious Fraud Office, National Crime Agency, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, the police and the Crown Prosecution Service.
The firm acts on cases across the whole spectrum of regulatory enforcement. The firm regularly advises both individuals and companies in Financial Conduct Authority investigations and investigations by other regulators. Corker Binning is also one of a small number of firms engaged to prosecute cases for the Financial Reporting Council. Corker Binning’s regulatory experts also deal with disciplinary matters for professionals such as doctors and accountants.
The firm has a considerable international practice, with market leading expertise in representing businesses and individuals who are either witnesses or suspects in transnational criminal cases and all types of international investigations, including mutual legal assistance requests. Corker Binning also has a long history of successful involvement in extremely high profile and complex extradition cases, including cases from the US, Russia, Hong Kong, Thailand, India, Ecuador, Mexico, the UAE and most EU and EEA countries, and in relation to Interpol red notices.
Police Investigations & Criminal Defence:
The firm is a leader in police investigations and criminal defence law, handling a wide range of cases including common assault, theft, possession of controlled drugs and child pornography, to official secrets, rape, GBH, murder and terrorism. Clients include well-known figures from business, politics and entertainment, as well as the media sector.