Peter Binning Partner


Peter Binning is ranked as a key individual (Band 1) in the fields of ‘Crime: Extradition,’ ‘Financial Crime: Individuals,’ and ‘Financial Crime: Individuals: Cartel Investigations,’ and as a ‘Recognised Practitioner’ in ‘Financial Crime: Corporates’ and ‘POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture’ by Chambers UK 2017. Peter is also ranked as a leading individual (Band 1) in the field of Financial Crime (UK-wide) by Chambers HNW 2016. He is the most highly regarded individual in the International Who’s Who of Business Crime Defence Lawyers 2015, and is “globally renowned” for his “truly exceptional skills” in fraud and regulatory work, and clients “cannot find enough superlatives to do him justice”. He is recognised as a leading investigatory lawyer by Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2016 and is also ranked as a leading individual for ‘Fraud: White-Collar Crime’ by Legal 500 2016.

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Recent work:

  • Current SFO investigations into a major high-street bank, Tesco and GSK.
  • Acting for two clients in the current SFO/FCA EURIBOR investigations.
  • Acting in plea negotiation with FCA relating to alleged insider dealing.
  • Acting for senior executive in SFO overseas corruption prosecution relating to Bahrain.
  • Acting for companies and individuals in challenges to search warrants and the seizure of documents.
  • Acting for two clients in a current US/UK LIBOR investigation, conducted by the FCA and Department of Justice with other US regulators.
  • Successful defence of senior executive in 2011 OFT commercial vehicle investigation – no charges brought.
  • First CPS plea negotiation and settlement under Attorney General’s Guidelines in 2011 VAT investigation.
  • Advising a number of individuals, including high profile political figures, in investigations arising from regime changes.
  • Acting for various clients in SFO investigations including the Torex case, the Innospec case and the Kaupthing investigation.
  • Recent extradition cases involving Australia, Cyprus, Russian Federation, Sweden, France, South Africa, Hong Kong, Dubai and the UAE.
  • Successful defence of two waste management companies prosecuted by the Environment Agency for offences relating to the export of contaminated waste paper.
  • Export control investigations and prosecutions including Iran sanctions cases and import regulation breaches including successful compound penalty negotiation.
  • Other cases involving the Official Secrets Act, journalists as witnesses in terrorism investigations, major public inquiries such as Bloody Sunday and major disasters such as Buncefield.

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Peter graduated in law from Exeter University and was called to the Bar in 1985. He was a prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service and Serious Fraud Office before becoming a partner at Peters & Peters. He was a co-founder of Corker Binning in 2001.

He is a past co-chair of the Business Crime Committee of the International Bar Association, a past treasurer of the London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association and a member of the Council of Justice, the British Section of the International Commission of Jurists.

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News and Posts

White-collar crime – surfing the rising tide of UK and international enforcement

Peter Binning’s success at Who’s Who Legal Awards 2017

Peter Binning featured in The Law Society Gazette’s My Legal Life

Peter Binning discusses anonymity for suspects and victims in criminal proceedings in The Brief

SFO v XYZ – the second DPA approved

Corker Binning ranked as leading firm in Who’s Who Legal 100 2016

Back to the Future: criminal law in 2015 and beyond

Abolition of the dock in English criminal trials

Peter Binning and Andrew Smith’s article published in Euromoney

Peter Binning featured in Corporate LiveWire’s Fraud & White Collar Crime Roundtable 2015