What we do

  • Andrew Smith is well-regarded in Chambers, and notes that he "strategises very well and makes one feel very comfortable with his advice."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • Andrew Smith is the head of the [Professional discipline] department, and is considered ‘a natural litigator’.

    Legal 500 2014

  • What the firm lacks in size, it more than makes up for in the experience and expertise of its practitioners, who cover all the key areas of financial and regulatory enforcement. Corker Binning regularly represents large corporations and high-profile individuals in FCA and SFO investigations and prosecutions and clients are impressed by the “sensational level of support on offer”.

    Who’s Who Legal 100 2016

  • The “fantastic” Robert Brown recently handled the defence of Vicky Pryce, who was charged with perverting the course of justice. “Brilliant with clients” and possessing “a wealth of experience,” he is highly praised for his sound judgement and tactical awareness.

    Chambers UK 2014

  • The ‘extremely talented’ [criminal] practice head Robert Brown, who ‘always sees the bigger picture’, acted for a number of clients on the Leveson Inquiry

    Legal 500 2015

  • The team is also hailed for its flexibility. Sources say the lawyers complement each other well – the set-up is quite diverse which makes them terrifically good at what they do.

    Chambers UK 2010

  • [Andrew Smith is] a ‘bright young star’, according to interviewees.

    Chambers UK 2011

  • Peter Binning is an “absolutely outstanding solicitor” who is “hugely knowledgeable and unflappable in a crisis,” and is commended for his hands-on approach to conducting litigation. He is one of the firm’s co-founders, and brings considerable experience as an SFO prosecutor to his criminal fraud defence work.

    Chambers UK 2013

Juveniles and youth crime

As part of our expertise in police investigations and criminal defence, we advise juveniles (young people under the age of 18) who are being investigated for a criminal offence or who are being prosecuted in the youth court.

For a young person and their parents or carers, this can be a very daunting and stressful experience. Our specialist youth crime lawyers will steer you through the process and procedure and, where possible, seek to persuade the prosecuting authorities not to prosecute. We are totally committed to achieving the best outcome for our clients and to providing them with all the guidance and assistance they require. Young people in particular need to feel reassured and supported through this difficult time.

Our lawyers have expertise in acting for young people facing investigation and charges for a variety of offences including sexual offences, drugs, public order, common assault, ABH, GBH, theft and fraud. On many occasions we have successfully negotiated with the police and the CPS to prevent a charge.

We 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.

More

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