What we do

  • Andrew Smith is highlighted as "extremely clever and tactical."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • Name partner Peter Binning is a former public prosecutor who receives substantial market recognition for the strength of his practice. He is a “capable and hands-on practitioner,” who is “very deserving of his Band 1 status,” say sources.

    Chambers UK 2012

  • Founding partner Peter Binning, our reigning Business Crime Lawyer of the Year, is celebrated among peers and clients alike, who take note of his “immense experience” and “impeccable judgement”.

    Who’s Who Legal 2016

  • Corker Binning is very much at the forefront of legal practice in this field.

    Chambers UK 2014

  • Gemma Tombs is a sound choice for her “organised and efficient” approach.

    Chambers UK 2012

  • Associate to watch Andrew Smith can be relied upon to provide quality work. His broad practice includes substantial extradition expertise as well as the more regular SFO and fraud work.

    Chambers UK 2012

  • David Corker is particularly known for his in-depth knowledge of criminal procedure.

    Chambers UK 2009

  • Sources say David Corker is ‘the first port of call for individual representation in a corporate crime context.’ He has significant experience in cases involving allegations of fraud and corruption, as well as cartel investigations.

    Chambers UK 2015

Cash seizures

We have substantial experience advising companies and individuals on cash seizures by enforcement agencies (such as the police and officers of HM Revenue and Customs) under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

We advise on the legality of the seizure and detention, the right to challenge the seizure and the steps to be taken to secure the return of the seized cash. We also provide advice and representation in respect of applications to forfeit the seized cash (known as forfeiture applications). See our blog on the need to prove criminal conduct.

We have successfully challenged many cash seizures and forfeiture applications, resulting in the prompt return of the seized cash together with the reimbursement of the costs incurred.

More

Our cash seizures lawyers have recently advised on the following matters:

  • Cash seized when entering or leaving the UK at an airport or port.
  • Cash seized from premises or a vehicle searched in respect of the investigation of a criminal offence (the cash might belong to the person under investigation or it might not. For example, it might belong to a family member or employer).
  • Cash seized from an individual who has been arrested for a criminal offence.
  • Cash seized from a safety deposit box (we have advised many individuals in the well publicised operation by the Metropolitan Police called Operation Rize in which three London safe depositaries were raided and 6,700 deposit boxes opened and searched).

For more information on how we can help you, please call 020 7353 6000.

Named as key individuals in the field of Financial Crime: Individuals by Chambers UK 2017:

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David Corker – Band 1

Peter Binning – Band 1

Jessica Parker – Up and Coming

Andrew Smith – Band 3

  • Corker Binning is ranked in Band 1 of recommended firms for Financial Crime: Individuals by Chambers 2017.
  • Corker Binning is ranked as a first tier firm for Fraud by Legal 500 2016 and David Corker and Peter Binning are named as leading individuals for Fraud.
  • Peter Binning and David Corker are the most highly regarded individuals in International Who’s Who of Business Crime Defence Lawyers 2016.