David Corker offers clients “excellent analysis and good, strategic judgement,” and is able to draw on his renowned experience in multi-jurisdictional criminal cases.
Chambers UK 2013
Corker Binning is often instructed in high-profile cases that attract lots of media attention.
Chambers UK 2014
"David is brilliant on forensic and disclosure issues."
Chambers HNW 2017
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
"He is a standout because he has the ability to speak to clients in a language they understand."
Chambers HNW 2017
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
"They're very well respected for their defence work. They provide an approachable boutique service, while also having the flexibility to respond quickly to changing circumstances and the capability to deal with large and complex investigations and prosecutions."
Chambers UK 2017
David Corker is very highly regarded and able to think laterally, often coming up with surprising solutions to problems.
Chambers HNW 2016
Corporate manslaughter/health and safety
The regulatory burden on companies and individuals has increased markedly in recent years. New guidance from the Sentencing Guidelines Council on sentencing in corporate manslaughter and health and safety cases recommends substantial fines and publicity orders for those convicted of offences in this area. Corker Binning’s health & safety and corporate manslaughter lawyers have significant expertise both in representing clients in gross negligence manslaughter cases and in advising companies and individuals in relation to investigations and prosecutions brought by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and the Environment Agency (EA). As a law firm specialising in complex business crime and fraud, regulatory and general criminal litigation, we conduct litigation in the criminal courts every day. We apply our extensive experience in criminal litigation to achieve significant results for clients, be they companies or individuals, as well as acting in major investigations for individual witnesses.
Corker Binning also assists and advises individuals who find themselves involved in a coroner’s inquest or public inquiry. We have experience of representing families of the bereaved as well as individuals who are summonsed to give evidence at an inquest into the death of another. We advise witnesses throughout public inquiries which, by their very nature, are likely to attract a lot of media attention and can be lengthy and complex, to ensure that their interests are protected.
Our health & safety and corporate manslaughter lawyers have recently advised on the following matters:
- Acting for a client in relation to a recent air show disaster.
- Acting for a high-profile figure in relation to the Hillsborough disaster.
- The successful defence of two UK companies charged with offences under the Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations relating to the export of contaminated waste paper. The EA was forced to drop the case before trial and a costs order was made in favour of our clients.
- Acted for the senior manager of the Buncefield oil storage facility throughout the internal company investigation and the criminal investigations by the EA and HSE after the explosion in December 2005. Our client is a witness in the criminal case against the companies involved which continues.
- Acted for a scrapyard company and one of its directors were cleared of manslaughter following the death of a worker and the injury of others in an explosion caused by employees cutting up gas cylinders. The case involved charges of manslaughter and perverting the course of justice in relation to allegations that evidence of bad working practices were covered up.
You can read comment and analysis by our corporate manslaughter lawyers on the Corker Binning Blog.
- Nick Barnard comments on the Health and Safety Sentencing Guidelines in Small Business
- Nick Barnard interviewed in Lexis PSL regarding corporate manslaughter sentencing guidelines
- Speculative prosecution undermines a tragedy
- Nick Barnard’s article on the first corporate manslaughter prosecution against the NHS published in The Times
- Culpability and mitigation – sentencing in medical gross negligence manslaughter
- Nick Barnard article re sentencing in medical gross negligence manslaughter featured in Criminal Law & Justice Weekly
- Fines go off the scale for large corporate offenders
- Care Provider Offences
- Partner David Corker on recent developments regarding care provider offences
- Jessica Parker discusses Publicity Orders for corporate offenders
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