• "I really rate them. They are clever, efficient and they work collaboratively."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • This criminal practice is noted as 'a team that handles challenging work very well,' as well as being 'tidy, efficient, and very intuitive.'

    Chambers UK 2012

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

    Legal 500 2014

  • Peter Binning is “a charming and clever lawyer who is a real rainmaker”.

    Legal 500 2011

  • Corker Binning has successfully consolidated itself as one of the heavyweights in this area. Barristers say that it is difficult to fault this firm, as its defence strategy is always immaculately thought out and its briefs superbly well prepared.

    Chambers UK 2010

  • David Corker is a co-founder of the firm and a former police constable. He is regarded as “brilliant” and “an excellent solicitor” by market commentators, who praise his flair for finding inventive solutions to the problems posed by complex fraud cases. He has recently been acting in a complex tax fraud valued at £108 million, which is currently being prosecuted by the CPS.

    Chambers UK 2013

  • Corker Binning is renowned for tackling high-profile work. The capabilities of the practice are deemed to be outstanding, and the lawyers regularly take on a variety of cases covering public protest, extradition, assault and the representation of corporates. Whilst the team maintains a stellar private practice it continues to take on some publicly funded cases.

    Chambers UK 2013

  • 'Combining intellectual rigour with excellent judgement’, David Corker and Peter Binning’s team at Corker Binning includes Robert Brown and Jessica Parker.

    Legal 500 UK 2014

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.