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Corker Binning
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Claire Cross is a Partner, specialising in all areas of white collar fraud. Claire has considerable and proven experience in complex FCA and CMA regulatory investigations, insider dealing, market manipulation and cartel cases, misleading statements and corruption.  Recent work includes providing legal support to FCA investigation teams, prosecuting multi-handed criminal insider dealing and misleading statement cases, policy work on issues relating to Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, Corporate Liability, Disclosure, and Victims Rights, developing intelligence lead cases to capture Competition Act breaches and Enterprise Act offences, conducting an independent review of the proposed prosecution of a large multi-handed criminal cartel and acting as lead lawyer in numerous cases involving insider dealing, market abuse, breaches of Disclosure and Transparency Rules, Listing Principles, and SYSC, APER and FIT issues.

Prior to joining Corker Binning, Claire acted as a Senior Lawyer at the Financial Conduct Authority, in the Criminal Prosecution Team. From October 2015 to July 2016, she also acted as the Assistant Director in the Cartels and Criminal Group for the Competition and Markets Authority.


Claire joined Corker Binning as Of Counsel in October 2016, having previously acted as a Senior Lawyer in the FCA’s Criminal Prosecution Team, since 2008. From October 2015 to July 2016, Claire also acted as the Assistant Director in the Cartels and Criminal Group for the Competition and Markets Authority.

Prior to joining the FCA, Claire worked at SOCA/RCPO/Inland Revenue from 2005, prosecuting a wide range of cases relating to large scale drugs importation, VAT fraud, missing trader fraud, money laundering, and CITES offences.


Claire Cross is a member of the American Bar Association, the Fraud Lawyer Association, the Financial Services Lawyers Association, the Criminal Bar Association and Inner Temple.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious

(Leading individuals)

Claire CrossCorker Binning

Specialist firm Corker Binning represents large banks and senior executives, among other clients, in a wealth of investigations, including those which intersect the FCA, SFO, SEC and DoJ. Claire Cross leverages her experience as a former senior lawyer at the FCA to advise on a plethora of money laundering, insider dealing, regulatory regime breach and misleading statement affairs. The team also consists of Peter Binning, whose background at the CPS and SFO makes him a ‘go-to’, as well as David Corker, a fraud and corruption specialist.

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)

(Next Generation Partners)

Claire CrossCorker Binning

Corker Binning represents a wide range of individuals, including directors and senior executives at multinational businesses in various industries, throughout high-stakes proceedings, with the senior team enjoying productive relations with major UK enforcement bodies such as the SFO, FCA, HMRC, and the police, as well as regularly handling cross-border proceedings involving US agencies and law enforcement bodies, including the DOJ, FBI, and SEC. The team, led by international investigations specialist Andrew Smith, includes the vastly experienced David Corker and Peter Binning, who both bring deep expertise in SFO proceedings and significant success in criminal fraud defence trials, while Jessica Parker‘s strengths include cross-border money laundering and criminal tax fraud investigations. Claire Cross is a former senior FCA lawyer, and has notable capabilities across regulatory and internal compliance investigations. Edward Grange specialises in extradition work, and is accordingly a go-to for international business crime cases. Both Maia Cohen-Lask, a go-to for defending senior executives in UK agency investigations and international regulatory and criminal investigations specialist Nick Barnard were promoted to counsel in April 2022.