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Corker Binning
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Financial Crime


Peter Binning is a highly respected criminal defence lawyer who specialises in fraud and regulatory litigation, much of it international. He has many years’ experience of investigations and prosecutions relating to fraud, regulatory breaches, corruption, cartels, export control, sanctions and tax evasion acting for Board level executives.

Peter’s current and recent work includes all of the SFO banking sector investigations including those
relating to LIBOR, EURIBOR and FX, as well as several high profile international corruption cases. He successfully defended the former Chief Executive of Barclays Bank in the SFO’s highest profile corporate prosecution.

Financial Conduct Authority matters include insider dealing and market abuse and one of the first FCA high frequency trading cases. Some of the LIBOR and FX related cases have also involved cartel allegations both in the EU and in the USA as well as Brazil.


Called to the Bar 1985; Crown Prosecution Service and Serious Fraud Office 1989-­96;

Peters & Peters 1996; Partner 1998­2001; Founding Partner at Corker Binning 2001.


English, French


Chairman of the Board of JUSTICE, member London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association and Past Co Chair IBA Business Crime Committee. The British Section of the International Commission of Jurists.


Exeter University, LLB (Hons), Law (1981 – 1984)


Resides outside London with family. Interests include sailing and ski mountaineering.

Member Royal Ocean Racing Club, Royal Geographical Society and Reform Club.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious

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)

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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.