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Corker Binning
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Maia Cohen-Lask specialises in both financial and general crime.

Maia has represented clients in some of the largest and most high-profile financial crime cases in recent years. This includes cases being investigated and prosecuted by the SFO, NCA, and FCA, as well as cross-border investigations where clients are being investigated in multiple jurisdictions. Recent work highlights includes successfully representing a defendant in the SFO’s trial of senior executives from Barclays in relation to its fundraising during the financial crisis, as well as representing individuals in a number of other SFO investigations including LIBOR, Rolls Royce, Glencore, and others.

In general crime matters, Maia regularly represents individuals at every stage from their first interview at the police station through to trial. Her experience covers a wide variety of cases including sexual offences, assaults, blackmail, and drug offences. This includes experience of representing high-profile individuals in sensitive cases with significant media interest.


Maia joined Corker Binning in 2015, having formerly practised at the criminal bar at a Band 1 ranked criminal set. She became Of Counsel in April 2022.


Maia Cohen-Lask is a member of Lincoln’s Inn, the Young Fraud Lawyers Association, the Women’s White Collar Defense Association, and the Criminal Bar Association.


2007 – 2010 University of Oxford – BA Philosophy Politics and Economics

2010 – 2011 BPP Law School – Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction)

2011 – 2012 Kaplan Law School – Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding)

Lawyer Rankings

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

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Maia Cohen-LaskCorker 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.