Corker Binning is delighted to announce the promotion of Claire Cross to Partner and Anna Rothwell to Of Counsel.
Claire has over 15 years’ experience in complex criminal and regulatory investigations, much of it working for the Financial Conduct Authority and latterly the Competition and Markets Authority. She regularly acts for senior executives in UK and international investigations. Her appointment expands the firm’s senior level expertise in financial services enforcement as well as white-collar crime and international cases.
Claire’s earlier career was spent working at the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office (RCPO), the FCA and the CMA as an investigating and prosecuting lawyer, leading and advising investigation teams in some of those agencies’ largest and most complicated matters including major insider dealing cases.
Claire said: “I am delighted with my appointment as Partner at Corker Binning, and look forward to this important new stage of my career here. Both Anna and I are honoured to be part of the Corker Binning team working with such a fine group of highly regarded practitioners.”
Anna joined Corker Binning in 2010 rising to Senior Associate. She has long and deep rooted experience in some of the most hard fought and difficult criminal cases from general crime to fraud and extradition. She has significant experience of advising individuals in high profile Serious Fraud Office investigations, as well as complex extradition and cross border criminal matters. She also regularly advises clients facing Magistrates’ and Crown Court trials, including prosecutions for serious sexual offences, death by dangerous driving and financial cybercrime.
Partner Peter Binning, commented: “We are extremely pleased to announce both Claire and Anna’s promotions. These appointments strengthen our senior team with a combination of talent and wide experience from regulatory enforcement to hard edged criminal litigation.”