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14 Sep 2016

Corker Binning Ranked in Legal 500 2016

Corker Binning are delighted to have remained in Tier One for both ‘Crime: general’ and ‘Fraud: White collar crime’ in this year’s Legal 500 UK listings, along with being ranked in Tier Four for ‘Corporate crime (including fraud, bribery and corruption)’, ‘Financial Services (contentious)’ and ‘Professional Discipline’.

Both Peter Binning and David Corker have been named as leading individuals in ‘Fraud: white-collar crime’ and Robert Brown has been listed as a leading individual in ‘Crime: general’.

Please see below a full list of our rankings and quotes from The Legal 500:

Tier One in ‘Fraud: white-collar crime’

Corker Binning’s ‘best-in-class’ white-collar department is headed by the ‘peerless’ Peter Binning. The ‘brilliant’ Andrew Smith acts for Andy Hind in the FCA’s insider dealing prosecution arising out of Operation Tabernula.

David Corker and Peter Binning are both listed as ‘Leading Individuals’.


Tier One in ‘Crime: general’

Corker Binning’s crime practice is ‘an established Rolls-Royce set-up’ led by ‘outstanding criminal solicitor’ Robert Brown. Edward Grange, whose ‘reputation in the field of extradition is second to none’, joined the firm in 2015 to lead the extradition department.

Robert Brown is listed as a ‘Leading Individual’.


Tier Four in ‘Corporate crime (including fraud, bribery and corruption)’

Corker Binning ‘remains one of the best smaller firms covering corporate crime’. The team is led by the ‘calm and authoritative’ Peter Binning and includes Jessica Parker.


Tier Four in ‘Financial services (contentious)’

Leveraging its superb white-collar expertise, Corker Binning is particularly accomplished at handling regulatory matters with a criminal angle, including acting for individuals in a number of the recent market manipulation cases. Peter Binning, Andrew Smith and Jessica Parker ‘are hugely experienced at FCA work with a criminal angle’, and name partner David Corker provides ‘a tough and effective defence for his clients’.


Tier Four in ‘Professional discipline’

Corker Binning’s practice has a strong focus on financial regulatory litigation and criminal investigations that stem from financial wrongdoing, and its track record includes handling a number of investigations by the Financial Reporting Council and the Financial Conduct Authority. Andrew Smith heads the team, which expanded in 2015 with the arrival of partner Edward Grange from Hodge Jones & Allen LLP and associates Nick Barnard and Maia Cohen-Lask, who joined from Russell-Cooke LLP and 2 Bedford Row, respectively.


A link to the full rankings, firm profile and Partner profiles can be found here.

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