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Corker Binning
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Financial Crime


David Corker has a formidable reputation as a criminal and regulatory litigator. David specialises in acting for clients implicated in criminal or regulatory investigations, many of them international. He has many years’ experience of fraud, corruption cases and cartel investigations and also maintains a thriving general criminal practice.

David has acted for clients in almost every large criminal fraud case undertaken by the SFO. Recent case highlights include acting for two senior individuals in very high-profile SFO and FCA investigations. Other notable work from 2017 includes acting for a City lawyer charged with tax fraud, the Bloody Sunday murder probe, and traders facing market abuse allegations.

David founded his own firm in 2000, now Corker Binning, having previously been a Partner at Peters & Peters. David regularly writes for the national and legal press and academically about criminal and regulatory law. He is the author of ‘Disclosure in Criminal Proceedings’ (OUP 2009) and ‘Abuse of Process in Criminal Proceedings’ (4th Ed) (Bloomsbury, 2014).


BA from Oriel College Oxford, MA from University of Sheffield. Police Officer 1984-87. Qualified 1990, Peters and Peters 1990-2000. Founded his own firm, now Corker Binning, in 2000.


David Corker is a member of The City of London Law Society and the Financial Services Lawyers Association.


Oriel College, Oxford (1983 BA); University of Sheffield (1984 MA)


Enjoys family life and running.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious

(Leading individuals)

David CorkerCorker 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)

(Hall of Fame)

David CorkerCorker 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.