Jessica Parker

Partner

“She is tactically aware and creates a total confidence in the client. She also has excellent judgement.”

Chambers UK 2021

BIOGRAPHY & EXPERTISE
Jessica Parker is a specialist in investigations and criminal and regulatory litigation, whom the Legal 500 UK 2022 describes as “a true leader in the field, quite brilliant” and “a formidable advocate for her clients.”

She acts for individuals, institutions and companies in investigations and proceedings brought by a wide range of prosecuting bodies. Jessica is recognised for a range of disciplines. In Chambers and Partners UK, she is ranked for Crime, Financial Crime Individuals, POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture and Tax: Contentious: Fraud. She is also recommended by The Legal 500 UK 2020 in Fraud: White-collar crime. Jessica is ranked as a Global Elite Thought Leader in the Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2021 and Business Crime Defence 2021. She is described in these publications as being ‘strategically sharp and brilliant with clients’.

 

Areas of expertise

Jessica Parker advises on all types of investigation and crime.  She represents professionals, business leaders and companies against allegations connected to their business. Jessica has particular experience in corruption, tax fraud and money laundering investigations and prosecutions. Jessica is a specialist in investigations with an international dimension, including advising witnesses and suspects involved in international investigations.

Jessica acts for clients in all types of inquisitorial process, including professional disciplinary proceedings, inquests and inquiries.  She also represents clients in police investigations and has represented a number of high-profile individuals in relation to the most serious criminal charges.

WORK HIGHLIGHTS
  • Securing the acquittal of a former Barclays Chief Executive prosecuted by the SFO in their landmark case relating to the payment of fees to Qatar connected to the bank’s 2008 capital raisings.
  • Conducting an investigation on behalf of a business founder in respect of a fraud allegation which is also the subject of an SFO investigation.
  • Advising non-executive directors in an HMRC money laundering investigation.
  • Advising employees of a statutory investigative body in respect of police and internal investigations into their conduct.
  • Advising a director of a major sports business in relation to a Code of Practice 9 tax investigation into suspected fraud by HMRC.
  • Acting in several major SFO investigations into fraud and bribery including Rolls-Royce, G4S and Serco.
  • Advising in relation to inquests, including Hillsborough.
  • Advising high-profile individuals in respect of allegations of serious crime.
  • Acting for individuals and executives in FCA investigations into insider dealing and market abuse.
  • Acting for companies and individuals in respect of police searches and challenges to those searches.
Career

Jessica Parker joined Corker Binning from a major City firm in 2004. She became a partner of Corker Binning in 2012.

She is immediate past Chair of the Business Crime Committee of the International Bar Association.

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Testimonials
"Jessica Parker stands out for her expert handling of tax and banking cases."

THE LEGAL 500 2022

"Jessica Parker is a first-rate communicator and a determined advocate for her client in every case; she is extremely well-prepared and works brilliantly in a team with counsel, with a perfect balance of encouragement and control."

THE LEGAL 500 2022

"Jessica Parker is a true leader in the field. Masters detail but retains strategic oversight. Superb team leader. Quite brilliant."

THE LEGAL 500 2022

"Jessica Parker is a formidable advocate for her clients."

THE LEGAL 500 2022

“She is tactically aware and creates a total confidence in the client. She also has excellent judgement.”

Chambers UK 2021

“She is super bright, very hard-working and can navigate her way through the most complex cases”.

CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS' HNW GUIDE 2021

Jessica Parker has ‘an impressive capacity to rapidly absorb large volumes of material and identify the key issues’.

THE LEGAL 500 2019

"A consummate professional and the complete package."

CHAMBERS UK 2019

"Extremely adept and experienced practitioner."

CHAMBERS UK 2019

"Really solid knowledge of the law and steely determination."

CHAMBERS UK 2019

"Calm, client-focused and cool-headed."

CHAMBERS UK 2019

  • Securing the acquittal of a former Barclays Chief Executive prosecuted by the SFO in their landmark case relating to the payment of fees to Qatar connected to the bank’s 2008 capital raisings.
  • Conducting an investigation on behalf of a business founder in respect of a fraud allegation which is also the subject of an SFO investigation.
  • Advising non-executive directors in an HMRC money laundering investigation.
  • Advising employees of a statutory investigative body in respect of police and internal investigations into their conduct.
  • Advising a director of a major sports business in relation to a Code of Practice 9 tax investigation into suspected fraud by HMRC.
  • Acting in several major SFO investigations into fraud and bribery including Rolls-Royce, G4S and Serco.
  • Advising in relation to inquests, including Hillsborough.
  • Advising high-profile individuals in respect of allegations of serious crime.
  • Acting for individuals and executives in FCA investigations into insider dealing and market abuse.
  • Acting for companies and individuals in respect of police searches and challenges to those searches.