• "One of the firms at the forefront of the market representing individuals and companies. They are a compact, energetic, entrepreneurial firm who know what they're doing and have good partners."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • 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

  • On client service: 'It is accessible and always provides honest advice.'

    Chambers UK 2012

  • Robert Brown “gives you an understanding of the wider picture and puts clients at their ease.”

    Chambers UK 2011

  • Andrew Smith frequently advises on white-collar crime and regulatory issues, including SFO, FCA and HMRC prosecutions. He has notable experience in representing individuals in complex extradition cases.

    Chambers UK 2015

  • Peter Binning is “very enthusiastic and clear-headed”, and an excellent negotiator. He has an incredible success rate representing Russian nationals facing extradition.

    Chambers UK 2010

  • Partner Peter Binning is commended as a “highly capable and sensible” practitioner, and is applauded by clients for his pragmatism.

    Chambers UK 2012

  • David Corker has an excellent reputation for advising on cartel defence as part of his white-collar practice.

    Chambers UK 2015

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.