• Corker Binning’s ‘top niche practice’ is praised as being ‘on a different level’. David Corker ‘has the skill and tact to deal with difficult negotiations’, and Peter Binning is an ‘outstanding tactician’ with ‘excellent client skills and judgement’. ‘Rising star’ Andrew Smith represented a former company director in relation to Operation Tabernula. Robert Brown is also recommended, for his ‘wealth of experience’.

    Legal 500 2015

  • "It's a team effort there. From top to bottom and at every level, they are on top of their game."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • Peter Binning is recommended by peers for his significant experience in complex extradition matters. Sources say: "He is thorough, intelligent and very skilled."

    Chambers UK 2016

  • 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

  • [Edward Grange] is always creative and imaginative in his approach and always thinking about new angles for cases. He is a really respected solicitor.

    Chambers UK 2016

  • Andrew Smith is described as "a very good technical lawyer" with a "fearsome intellect."

    Chambers UK 2016

  • Regarded as ‘one of the top niche crime firms’, Corker Binning offers a service that is ‘second to none’. The ‘extremely talented’ practice head Robert Brown, who ‘always sees the bigger picture’, acted for a number of clients on the Leveson Inquiry.

    Legal 500 2015

  • The firm is "very attentive to the needs of the client, very thorough and responsive."

    Chambers HNW 2016

Tax fraud

Corker Binning’s tax fraud lawyers have extensive experience of HMRC’s indirect and direct tax investigations. We have an impressive track record  for our representation of some of the largest and most complex prosecutions brought by the Revenue and Customs division of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

In addition to our tax fraud defence we advise on, and conduct negotiations for, administrative civil settlements using the route most suitable to the case.  In every case we consider whether a criminal case can be diverted away from prosecution to a civil settlement. Our tax fraud lawyers have advised in a number of disclosures using the overseas disclosure facilities. In these cases tax and penalties will be paid in exchange for an immunity from prosecution. We work closely with forensic accountants who  are expert in reconstructing historic tax liabilities  in order to provide a full service in complete confidence.

We also have expertise of acting for professional clients and businesses caught up in investigations by HMRC or the Revenue and Customs division of the CPS. For example, our tax fraud lawyers have advised both individuals and institutions in the financial services sector who have been compelled by statutory powers to provide information to HMRC.

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Our tax fraud lawyers have recently advised on the following matters:

  • Advising a number of suspects and defendants in film tax credit scheme investigations, including an investigation in which we persuaded HMRC not to bring any criminal charges in return for a settlement of the tax liability plus interest and penalties.
  • Conducting an internal investigation into a group company in which several of the executives had been accused of tax fraud. The outcome of our investigation caused the criminal investigation to be dropped.
  • Representing a client in the first negotiated plea agreement with the CPS under the Attorney General’s Guidelines for Plea Discussions in Serious Fraud cases involving over £1.5 million of VAT reclaims.
  • An employer in a multi-million pound case concerning the alleged underpayment of the taxes of building workers on a major construction project.

Our lawyers are members of the Tax Investigators Practitioners Group. To learn more about Corker Binning’s expertise in this area, visit business crime and fraud or call 0207 353 6000. You can also read comment and analysis on issues related to tax fraud on the Corker Binning Blog.

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.