Edward Grange > Corker Binning > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Corker Binning
THE CURSITOR BUILDING
38 CHANCERY LANE
LONDON
WC2A 1EN
England
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Work Department

Crime

Position

Edward Grange is recognised as a leader in the field of extradition law and has extensive experience in defending requested persons in extradition proceedings.

In addition to his extradition practice, Edward is engaged in advising on a variety of criminal litigation matters, particularly in the business crime arena, and continues to advise individuals under investigation by the CPS, SFO, and HMRC.

Edward has provided advice and representation to individuals facing extradition to a wide range of jurisdictions such as the Republic of the Gambia, United Arab Emirates, the Ukraine, the Russian Federation, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Ecuador and India. Edward has had conduct of hundreds of European Arrest Warrant cases from almost every EU state.

Recent case highlights include advising an individual sought on one of the first extradition requests from Ecuador and successfully re-opening an extradition appeal resulting in the court allowing the appeal and discharging his client.

Edward’s expertise in extradition law was recognised by the House of Lords Extradition Law Committee in October 2014 when he was called upon to give oral evidence to the Committee. Edward’s evidence featured prominently in the Committee’s report published in March 2015.

Edward is the co-author of ‘Extradition Law: A Practitioner’s Guide’, now in its second edition. He is the co-founder of the Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum and a member of Fair Trials Legal Experts Advisory Panel (LEAP), the European Criminal Bar Association and a committee member of the Fraud Lawyers Association. He also regularly advises foreign lawyers on Extradition matters.

Career

Trainee solicitor Sonn Macmillan Walker (2005-2007); admitted 2007; Associate Hodge Jones & Allen LLP 2012; Senior Associate 2014; Partner Corker Binning 2015

Memberships

Edward Grange is the Chair of the Defence Extradition Lawyers’ Forum and a member of Fair Trials Legal Experts Advisory Panel (LEAP), the European Criminal Bar Association and the Fraud Lawyers Association. He also regularly advises foreign lawyers on Extradition matters.

Education

Hills Road VI Form College, Cambridge; University of Wales, Bangor (BA 1999-2002); BPP Law School (Graduate Diploma in Law 2004, LPC (Distinction) 2005).

Lawyer Rankings

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

Corker Binning is widely praised as ‘one of the best recognised firms in the UK for white-collar crime’. The firm has been a destination preferred by suspects and defendants for white-collar defence for over two decades, with name partners David Corker and Peter Binning being repeatedly singled out as ‘two of the leading lawyers in this field’ who stand out for their ‘great integrity’. The group has experience in dealing with all UK agencies and provides the full scope of services relating to investigations involving allegations of money laundering, fraud, bribery and corruption, criminal cartels and insider dealing, among other offences. The recent practice of Jessica Parker (who ‘masters detail but retains strategic oversight’) stands out in relation to dealings with the US authorities, which comes in addition to her strength in criminal tax fraud work. Mutual legal assistance and extradition work is another area in which the practice is very active; Edward Grange is a key name to note in this respect. Claire Cross is recommended for her wealth of experience gained in a previous senior position at the FCA. Practice head Andrew Smith ‘brings total focus and professionalism to each case he conducts’ – skills which he brings to bear in multiple high-profile investigations by the SFO. Senior associate Maia Cohen-Lask is a rising star in the team. Consultant Robert Brown retired in June 2020.

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general

Corker Binning has a well-established reputation as a leading firm for complex and high-profile criminal matters, and as such is often involved in cases which explore new areas of law, including securing the first ever authority on the offence of controlling and coercive behaviour. The crime team advises on the full spectrum of criminal matters and has ‘real depth of experience and with excellent lawyers at all levels‘. Key figures include Edward Grange, who is ‘unrivalled in his experience and knowledge of extradition’; highly rated senior associate Danielle Reece-Greenhalgh; and Jessica Parker, who is well regarded for her ‘expert handling of tax and banking cases’, as well as her experience of police investigations. During the pandemic the firm worked with the charity JUSTICE to develop the world’s first-ever virtual jury trial platform.