Firm profile submitted by Corker Binning
Partners: Peter Binning, Robert Brown, David Corker, Jessica Parker, Andrew Smith, Edward Grange
Numbers of UK partners: 6
Number of other UK fee-earners: 17
Areas of Practice
Serious Fraud: Investigation & Litigation (Domestic & International) 60%
General Crime 20%
Regulatory & Other Work 20%
THE FIRM Corker Binning has consolidated its position as a leading criminal and regulatory litigation firm, specialising in fraud, corruption and bribery, extradition, sanctions and export controls, as well as a wide range of police investigations and criminal defence cases, ranging from murder to road traffic offences. The firm acts for a range of 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 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.
TYPES OF WORK UNDERTAKEN
Financial Crime: The firm is a market leader in complex financial crime, with extensive experience in bribery and corruption, criminal fraud, confiscation proceedings, corporate internal investigations, financial sanctions, tax fraud and money laundering. The firm has an impressive track record for its representation in some of the largest and most complex prosecutions brought by the revenue and customs division of the Crown Prosecution Service, and investigations brought by the Serious Fraud Office and National Crime Agency.
Regulatory: The firm acts on cases across the whole spectrum of regulatory enforcement. As well as defending and advising suspects and defendants, Corker Binning also advises companies and individuals required to give evidence as witnesses or to produce documents in fraud and regulatory investigations. 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.
International: 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. Corker Binning also as a long history of successful involvement in extremely high profile and complex extradition cases, including cases from the US, Russia, Hong Kong, Thailand, the UAE and most EU and EEA countries, and in relation to Interpol red notices.
Police Investigations and 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.