What we do

  • They are up to date on the law, they are agreeable and they are responsive. When there is an issue to be addressed, they do it in a timely way and in expert fashion.

    Chambers UK 2016

  • David Corker is “amongst the elite group of UK criminal defence lawyers” and is “extremely bright and good at providing a strategic overview, and has excellent client care skills”

    Legal 500 2011

  • Andrew Smith is “absolutely stellar,” according to sources, who praise his professionalism and personable approach to client care.

    Chambers UK 2013

  • 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

  • Peter Binning‘s well-established crime and media practice is highly respected in the legal community. The excellent quality of his work sees him described as an “absolutely first-class” adviser. He takes on complex international matters and regularly advises corporations on allegations of criminal behaviour.

    Chambers UK 2013

  • "Niche and extremely powerful in their field and in everything they do. I think they have some of the leading people."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • Peter Binning is highlighted in Chambers HNW 2016, who is recommended as: "He has exceptional judgement, particularly when defending individuals in big cases. He's an expert tactician and is very easy to work with."

    Chambers HNW 2016

  • David Corker is a “resourceful operator who spots the important issues in no time.”

    Chambers UK 2010

Criminal defence

Corker Binning specialises in criminal defence work in every type of criminal case, from common assault, harassment, theft, possession of cannabis and child pornography to official secrets, rape, GBH, murder, fraud, bribery and terrorism. Our clients include well-known figures from business, politics, sport and entertainment, as well as media companies and journalists. For more detail of our expertise in police investigations and criminal defence, please visit this page. For more detail of our expertise in business crime and fraud, please visit this page.

Because Corker Binning also handles a wide range of high profile commercial fraud cases, individuals from professional and business backgrounds turn to us if they and their families need personal advice on a criminal matter. There are often urgent issues to address relating to professional regulatory obligations and unwelcome media interest as well as the criminal allegation itself. Our criminal defence lawyers are experienced at working with other legal teams in high profile cases involving divorce, child custody issues or privacy. In some cases, our advice is sought by victims and witnesses in serious criminal cases who are uncertain of their rights and obligations in the context of a criminal investigation. Our criminal defence lawyers also have significant experience of advising young or vulnerable people facing criminal charges for the first time. We understand how difficult this can be for them and their families.

Our criminal defence lawyers regularly advise individuals involved in a coroner’s inquest or public inquiry, either of which can be lengthy, complex and likely to attract a lot of media attention.

Our criminal defence lawyers are available 24 hours a day and can help from the moment of arrest, through police station procedures and charge and in all subsequent court hearings. Some cases are relatively small, others have huge international dimensions – all are given the same level of attention and focus. We are committed to achieving the best outcome for our clients.

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Our criminal defence lawyers advise on a wide range of cases, including:

Call us now on 020 7353 6000 to find out how our criminal defence lawyers can help you or visit our blog to read our views on a wide range of criminal law matters.

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

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Robert Brown – Star Individual

Jessica Parker – Up and Coming

  • Corker Binning is ranked in Band 1 of recommended firms for Crime by  Chambers 2017.
  • Corker Binning is ranked as a first tier firm for Crime by Legal 500 2016 and Robert Brown is named as a leading individual for Crime.
  • Robert Brown is the only member of a criminal firm to have been ranked in the Top 10 leading lawyers in the Super Lawyers London 2014 Annual List.