Category Archives: News

Jessica Maguire comments in The Times

Legal Assistant Jessica Maguire has commented in The Times regarding the Conservative party’s new plans to grant the police new powers to stop and search knife offenders. Jessica said: “Boris Johnson’s proposal of setting a target for anyone caught unlawfully with a knife to be immediately arrested, charged within 24 hours and in court within a […]

Anna Rothwell comments on the Duke of York

Of Counsel Anna Rothwell has commented on Prince Andrew’s recent appearance on BBC’s Newsnight. Commenting on the Duke of York’s decision to appear on the show, Anna said: “Prince Andrew is not entitled to any form of immunity by virtue of his position as a member of the Royal family. His friendship with the convicted […]

Danielle Reece-Greenhalgh writes for Pension Age

Associate Danielle Reece-Greenhalgh has written for Pension Age about proposed new legislation which would introduce criminal offences connected to pensions regulation. The focus of Parliamentarians is now on the first December general election in most people’s living memory, one that is sure to be dominated by Brexit. But when we have a new government, it will have to […]

Peter Binning writes for The Times

Partner Peter Binning has written for The Times regarding the Government’s recently announced review into serious and organised crime.  Ministers asked a former Metropolitan Police commissioner last week to review ways of launching yet another “new drive to crack down on all forms of serious and organised crime”. This is a disappointing but predictable government response after […]

Corker Binning recognised in the GIR 100 2019

Corker Binning has been featured in the GIR 100, an annual guide to the world’s leading cross-border investigations practices. Based on extensive research, the guide, produced by Global Investigations Reviews, comprises of 100 firms from around the world noted for their cross-border government-led and internal investigations. For corporate counsel, knowing which firm, or firms, to turn to during […]

Nick Barnard comments in The Times

Associate Nick Barnard has commented in The Times regarding the Government’s response to the Women and Equalities Select Committee’s report on non-disclosure agreements in discrimination cases. Nick said: “Investigating complaints of sexual misconduct presents a particular challenge for employers. In addition to considering professional and regulatory standards, such allegations may well also amount to a criminal complaint. […]

U.K. Tax Authority and Tax Fraud Investigations – Bloomberg Tax

Partner Jessica Parker has written an article for Bloomberg Tax looking at how a taxpayer should respond to a demand for documents from HM Revenue & Customs, when investigating tax fraud. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) received 5 billion pounds ($6.4 billion) in revenue from civil and criminal tax fraud investigations in 2018. Investigations into fraud […]

Jessica Parker quoted in International Bar Association

Partner Jessica Parker has been quoted in an article by the International Bar Association, discussing the EU’s blacklist proposal to tackle money-laundering issues. Jessica is also the Co-Chair of the IBA Business Crime Committee. Commenting on the proposals, Jessica said: “Putting non-EU countries on a money-laundering blacklist is a disproportionate response that will not address the core problem […]

Danielle Reece-Greenhalgh comments in the Metro

Associate Danielle Reece-Greenhalgh has commented in the Metro about the recent ONS crime statistics, which show that in the year ending June 2019, police recorded rapes increased by 7% as opposed to 21% in the year ending June 2018. Danielle commented: “An increase to almost 59,000 reported rapes last year provides a stark contrast with the declining […]

Claire Cross and Anna Rothwell write for The Times

Partner Claire Cross and Of Counsel Anna Rothwell discuss the principle of diplomatic protection, which has been abused by allowing Anne Sacoolas to have a get-out-of-jail-free card, in The Times.  Growing outrage over the American Anne Sacoolas’s decision to leave Britain has led to a renewed focus on diplomatic immunity and the potential for its abuse. […]