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  • Peter Binning has a wealth of experience in extradition law. Peers describe him as a ‘heavy hitter’ and ‘a consumate international criminal lawyers’. He is also praised for his client care and judgement.

    Chambers UK 2015

  • [Peter Binning is] described as “charming, smooth and able” by interviewees, who are also resoundingly impressed with his strong negotiation skills.

    Chambers UK 2011

  • [Peter Binning is] admired for his strong commitment to his clients’ best interests.

    Chambers UK 2011

  • Market commentators attest to Peter Binning‘s expertise, describing him as a “go-to specialist in white-collar defence work who combines technical knowledge with common sense.”

    Chambers UK 2013

  • [Robert Brown is] a Rolls-Royce solicitor, providing Rolls-Royce services.

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  • Peter Binning is lauded for his “great experience, ability to work under huge pressure, extensive knowledge of the law and the ability to inspire confidence in clients.”

    Chambers UK 2010

  • "A top-flight firm with the highest standards."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • Edward Grange is viewed as a leading extradition practitioner. Sources say: “He cares deeply about his clients, he is passionate about the work he does and he is incredibly knowledgeable."

    Chambers UK 2015

Cyber Crime

The scope of cyber crime is ever increasing as technology becomes more and more entrenched in our daily lives. As it becomes more advanced, so does cyber crime; both in the way computers are used to carry out crime and in the way the authorities detect and investigate criminal activity. Individuals may find themselves investigated or accused of committing a computer crime, without having any awareness of their potential criminal liability. This is particularly so given the prevalence of social media in modern life.

Computer crime is an umbrella under which a vast range of categories of crime can sit. These can be classified within two distinct groups however:

1. Offences in which the computer or network is the target of the activity. This may involve hacking or the use of virus or malware software. Computer security is increasingly hitting the headlines, with high-profile hackings taking place more regularly and on a greater scale than ever before. Penalties for offences like this can now be severe, in some cases attracting up to 10 years imprisonment. One such example is the offence of committing an unauthorised act with intent to impair, under section 3 of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 (as amended by section 36 of the Police and Justice Act 2006 and Schedule 15 of the Serious Crime Act 2007).

2. Offences in which the computer is the tool of the criminal activity. This can be anything from financial crime, to indecent images, to harassment. Many “traditional” crimes now have a technological element, as business and social activities are so frequently carried out online. For example, high frequency trading has recently been in the headlines, and the LIBOR and FX investigations required analysis of millions of pages of electronic communication records.

At Corker Binning, the majority of our lawyers’ work has a cyber element to it. We are therefore experienced in understanding both the limitations of computer evidence and the ever advancing boundaries of it, ensuring that you are properly advised as to the implications of the cyber issues in your case.

Our lawyers are also holistic in their approach to cyber-crime, giving appropriate consideration to the additional issues that are introduced in this area such as reputational and commercial factors, jurisdiction and mutual legal assistance in international matters.

Should you find yourself under suspicion in relation to a cyber crime investigation, our lawyers will support and assist you with our expertise and experience of the latest developments in this area of the law.

Should you find yourself the victim of cyber crime, our lawyers can assist you in presenting the facts to the police with the utmost efficiency, sensitivity and discretion.

For more information, please contact us on 0207 353 6000.

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