Jessica Parker > Corker Binning > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Proceeds of Crime

Position

Jessica Parker is a specialist criminal and regulatory litigator with expertise in all areas of business crime and crime. She acts for individuals, financial institutions and companies in investigations and proceedings brought by a wide range of prosecuting bodies. Recent criminal cases include acting in several major SFO investigations into fraud and bribery. Jessica has particular experience in investigations by HMRC and advises both individuals and corporates in relation to tax and money laundering  investigations and prosecutions.

Jessica also advises on police investigations and has represented a number of high profile individuals in relation to the most serious criminal charges, including rape and serious assault. 

She is Co – Chair of the Business Crime Committee of the International Bar Association. She is a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association, Women’s White Collar Defence Association, the Financial Services Lawyers Association and the Tax Investigation Practitioners Group.

Career

Jessica joined Corker Binning in 2004 from an international law firm where she worked in both the Piraeus and London office. Jessica became a Partner in 2012.

Languages

English, French

Memberships

Jessica Parker Co – Chair of the Business Crime Committee of the International Bar Association.  She is a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association and the Women’s White Collar Defence Association, as well the Financial Services Lawyers Association, the Tax Investigation Practitioners Group and the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers’ Association.

Education

University of Warwick, LLB (1996-1999); Nottingham Trent University, LPC (2000-2001)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Financial services: contentious

Corker Binning is rated for its representation of individuals in FCA and internal investigations, as well as cases initiated by the SFO and the US regulators. The department is led by ‘star performerClaire Cross, who is a former FCA senior lawyer with significant expertise in financial services investigations and cross-border cases. Founding partners Peter Binning and David Corker also play an important role in the practice. Jessica Parker‘s practice covers financial criminal matters and regulatory litigation.

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

(Leading individuals)

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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.