Corker Binning has been featured in the GIR 100 2018, an annual guide to the world’s leading cross-border investigations practices.
This relatively small firm of specialised business crime defence lawyers is representing a large number of individuals caught up in high-profile cases being investigated by the SFO.
Based on Chancery Lane in London, Corker Binning is a niche firm specialising in white-collar crime and regulatory litigation alongside general crime.
The firm’s position in the market is clearly defined as a first port of call for executives in the UK facing possible criminal proceedings.
The firm’s seven partners have experience working for the Crown Prosecution Service, the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Competition and Markets Authority and the Metropolitan Police.
David was formerly a police constable before becoming a solicitor and has since built a robust reputation for his work in fraud, corruption and cartel investigations.
Peter, previously a lawyer for both the CPS and the SFO, has many years’ experience guiding companies and individuals through money laundering, cartel, corruption and tax evasion investigations.
Robert Brown, a criminal lawyer who specialises in high-profile fraud and corruption cases as well as extradition and regulatory matters, is listed in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations (2018), and originally joined in 2001.
Other notable lawyers at the firm include criminal and regulatory lawyer Jessica Parker and complex-extradition specialist Andrew Smith. Both are listed in Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defence, while Jessica is also a Who’s Who Legal: Investigations nominee. Meanwhile, Andrew was among the lawyers named in GIR’s 40 under 40 in 2017 while Jessica was part of the 40 nominees in the 2014 edition. Edward Grange, the firm’s first-ever lateral hire in 2015, specialises in defending clients against extradition requests.
In April 2018, Corker Binning promoted Claire Cross to partner. Claire was previously senior lawyer in the FCA’s criminal prosecution team, before joining the firm in November 2016. At the FCA, Claire led the authority’s investigation into the JPMorgan “London Whale” case, for which the bank eventually agreed to pay a £137 million fine.
Read CB’s full profile in the GIR 100 2018 here, behind a paywall.