Jessica Parker Partner

 

Jessica Parker is a specialist criminal and regulatory litigator with expertise in all areas of business and general crime. She acts for individuals, financial institutions and companies in investigations and proceedings brought by a wide range of prosecuting bodies. Jessica is ranked for Crime, Financial Crime: Individuals and POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture by Chambers UK 2017. She is also recommended by The Legal 500 2016 in both the Corporate Crime and Financial Services practice areas. Jessica has been included in the top 40 under 40 by Global Investigations Review, which lists the world’s leading young investigations specialists. She is also described in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2017 as “the complete package: bright, decisive and responsive” and “sharp, diligent and much loved by her clients”.

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Areas of expertise

Jessica Parker has expertise in all areas of business crime having represented professionals, directors and companies against charges ranging from fraud to corporate manslaughter. Jessica has particular experience in tax fraud and investigations by HMRC. In connection with her white collar crime practice, Jessica has extensive experience in money laundering,  restraint, confiscation and cash seizureproceedings on behalf of defendants and third parties.

Jessica has practical knowledge of in criminal investigations and prosecutions originating overseas. She has experience in regulatory matters and frequently advises clients within the financial services industry. Jessica also has a general crime practice and has represented a number of high profile individuals in relation to the most serious criminal charges, including rape and serious assault.

 

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Recent work

  • Acting in direct and indirect tax investigations and prosecutions by the Crown Prosecution Service Revenue and Customs Division
  • Acting in several major SFO investigations into fraud and bribery including, the Sustainable Agro Energy prosecution, the SFO’s first prosecution under the Bribery Act 2010, Barclays/Qatar.
  • Advising and representing companies and executives in police investigations in respect of money laundering investigations.
  • Advising high profile individuals in cases of sexual assault and rape.
  • Acting for individuals  and executives in FCA investigations into insider dealing and market abuse.
  • Acting for companies and individuals in respect of police searches and challenges to those searches.
  • Advised a number of journalists in relation to the recent hacking investigations.
  • Advice to companies and professional firms in the financial services industry in cases where compliance issues arise in connection with domestic or international criminal investigations.
  • Acting in international investigations, including a recent investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s War Crime Unit.

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Career

Jessica Parker joined Corker Binning from an international city firm in 2004. She became a partner of Corker Binning in 2012.

She is Vice Chair of the Business Crime Committee of the International Bar Association.

Jessica is currently on the Law Society’s Anti-Money Laundering directory as a specialist to provide legal advice to other solicitors on issues of anti-money laundering compliance.

She is a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association and the Women’s White Collar Defence Association.

Jessica regularly speaks about criminal enforcement in the financial services industry and international investigations.

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News and Posts


Jessica Parker’s article on HMRC and UWO’s published in Bloomberg BNA’s Tax Planning International Review

As HMRC ramps up criminal enforcement, are you ready for Unexplained Wealth Orders?

Jessica Parker discusses financial crime liability in PaymentsCompliance

Jessica Parker comments on SFO recent successes in The Times

Jessica Parker holding a webinar today on Interpol Notices for LexisNexis

Jessica Parker comments on the latest European Anti-Money Laundering Directive in In-House Perspective magazine

Jessica Parker comments on money laundering laws in Payments Compliance

Jessica Parker and Nick Barnard discuss offshore tax evasion in Financier Worldwide

Sentence for corporate following an SFO investigation in to Bribery and Corruption

A deal to sanction a deal

Corker Binning partners to attend IBA conference in Vienna

Fines go off the scale for large corporate offenders

Jessica Parker discusses Publicity Orders for corporate offenders

Sentencing Council has produced a consultation on new guidelines covering all health and safety matters.

Determining fines for corporate offenders – a case study

Corker Binning respond to the Sentencing Council’s Consultation on Fraud, Money Laundering, Bribery and Corporate Offenders

‘Ignorance is bliss’ according to the FCA