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This specialist law firm in central London is a leader in fraud, criminal and regulatory litigation and is well-known for handling a wide range of complex and sensitive cases. Much of its work is extremely high-profile, often with an international aspect.

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‚Äôs 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 investigations and prosecutions brought by the Serious Fraud Office, National Crime Agency, Her Majesty‚Äôs Revenue and Customs and the Crown Prosecution Service.

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.

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 has 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 and requests for criminal mutual legal assistance.

Police investigations and criminal defence: the firm is a leader in police investigations and criminal defence law, handling a wide range of cases from 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.

  • Number of UK partners: 7
  • Number of other UK fee-earners: 15
  • Breakdown of work %
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  • Serious fraud: investigations and litigation (domestic and international): 60
  • Regulatory and other work: 20
  • General crime: 20


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