Corker Binning was founded in October 2000 by David Corker and Nicola Finnerty – both of whom came from a large London specialist white collar defence firm. Nicola became a partner in May 2001. Peter Binning joined them from the same firm in December 2001. Robert Brown, a highly respected general criminal lawyer, was appointed as a consultant in 2001 and became a partner in 2007. In April 2012 three new partners were appointed - Jessica Parker, Andrew Smith and Gemma Tombs, all of whom have worked at Corker Binning as senior lawyers for a number of years. The seven partners are backed by a dedicated team of assistants and support staff.
Between them the partners have careers spanning the Metropolitan Police, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and commercial law firms. Together they have considerable experience of investigations and prosecutions mounted by all the major law enforcement bodies including the Serious Organised Crime Agency, the SFO, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (formerly BERR), HM Revenue & Customs, the Health & Safety Executive, the Environment Agency and the Financial Services Authority.
Over the last ten years, Corker Binning has developed an outstanding reputation as a specialist criminal, business crime and fraud and regulatory litigation law firm and is now one of London's top general criminal law firms. All our partners are highly regarded in their fields and are proud to have built a firm which is respected for the quality of its work and admired for its supportive and friendly culture.
The firm is committed to maintaining its founding principles - offering excellent high quality legal advice to a diverse range of clients while maintaining a highly personal service and hands-on partner involvement. Corker Binning is proud of what it has achieved in its first ten years and looks forward to the next decade with enthusiasm and determination.