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Jessica Parker

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Work +44 (0)20 7353 6000
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Corker Binning

Work Department

Proceeds of Crime

Position

Jessica Parker is a specialist criminal and regulatory litigator with expertise in all areas of business and general crime. She acts for individuals, financial institutions and companies in investigations and proceedings brought by a wide range of prosecuting bodies. Recent criminal cases include acting in several major SFO investigations into fraud and bribery. Jessica has particular experience in tax fraud and investigations by HMRC, and advises both individuals and corporates in relation to allegations of tax fraud.

Jessica also has a general crime practice and has represented a number of high profile individuals in relation to the most serious criminal charges, including rape and serious assault.
She is Senior Vice Chair of the Business Crime Committee of the International Bar Association on the Law Society’s Anti-Money Laundering directory as a specialist to provide legal advice to other solicitors on issues of anti-money laundering compliance. She is a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association, Women’s White Collar Defence Association, the Financial Services Lawyers Association and the Tax Investigation Practitioners Group.

Career

Jessica joined Corker Binning in 2004 from an international law firm where she worked in both the Piraeus and London office. Jessica became a Partner in 2012.

Languages

English, French

Member

Jessica Parker is Senior Vice Chair of the Business Crime Committee of the International Bar Association, on the Law Society’s Anti-Money Laundering directory as a specialist to provide legal advice to other solicitors on issues of anti-money laundering compliance. She is a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association and the Women’s White Collar Defence Association, as well as the Health and Safety Lawyers Association, the Financial Services Lawyers Association, the Tax Investigation Practitioners Group and the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers’ Association.

Education

University of Warwick, LLB (1996-1999); Nottingham Trent University, LPC (2000-2001)


London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Fraud: white-collar crime

First-rateCorker Binning has ‘established an excellent reputation for its quality of work in white-collar crime’. It acts in cases of fraud, bribery, corruption, money laundering, extradition and mutual legal assistance, export control, sanctions and international investigations. The firm continues to act for a former CEO of Barclays who was charged by the SFO with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation and unlawful financial assistance in a multi-billion pound case. Department head Andrew Smith is ‘fiercely intelligent, has great judgement and an established reputation’. Jessica Parker has ‘an impressive capacity to rapidly absorb large volumes of material and identify the key issues’. Peter Binning is ‘an outstanding presence in the field of extradition and multi-jurisdictional fraud’. David Corker is ‘an innovative thinker, takes nothing for granted, exceptionally perspicacious tactician, modest and very highly-regarded by other lawyers’. Claire Cross was promoted to partner.

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London: Dispute resolution

Professional discipline

Within: Professional discipline

Corker Binning is 'a very strong law firm and a pleasure to deal with'. It is frequently instructed to prosecute and defend regulatory and professional discipline cases brought by the Financial Reporting Council, Financial Conduct Authority and other financial regulators, including the Taxation Disciplinary Board and Takeover Board. Andrew Smith is 'an excellent lawyer, extremely bright and very efficient and practical in dealing with disciplinary and regulatory issues'; criminal defence lawyer Peter Binning is 'exceptional in everything he does'; recently promoted Claire Cross is 'a bright new star'; and Jessica Parker acts for individuals, financial institutions and companies in investigations and proceedings brought by prosecuting bodies.

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