Our services

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

    Chambers UK 2017

  • Edward Grange is viewed as a leading extradition practitioner. Sources say: “He cares deeply about his clients, he is passionate about the work he does and he is incredibly knowledgeable."

    Chambers UK 2015

  • David Corker is “absolutely fantastic” according to sources, who particularly commend his impressive work on financial crime and cartel investigations.

    Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2018

  • Peter Binning has a wealth of experience in extradition law. Peers describe him as a ‘heavy hitter’ and ‘a consumate international criminal lawyers’. He is also praised for his client care and judgement.

    Chambers UK 2015

  • Peter Binning is "hugely knowledgeable". 

    Chambers UK 2018

  • Andrew Smith has a broad international practice, encompassing extradition and crime. Peers note that he is ‘very bright, quick-thinking and ideal with clients: he is a star of the future.’

    Chambers UK 2015

  • Founder David Corker is held in high regard. “He is as top-tier as they come”, affirms one respondent.

    Who’s Who Legal 2016

  • Andrew Smith is recognised as a formidable litigator for white-collar and regulatory matters, on an international scale. Sources praise him as “a very clever practitioner who provides sensible advice” and “a go-to name for individuals who need separate advice in a corporate investigation”

    Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2018

Criminal defence

Corker Binning specialises in criminal defence work in every type of criminal case, from common assault, theft, drugs offences and possession of child pornography to rape and serious sexual offences, GBH, murder, financial crime and terrorism. Our clients include well-known figures from business, world politics, sport, journalism and the entertainment industry.  For more detail of our expertise in police investigations and criminal defence, please visit this page. For more detail of our expertise in business crime and fraud, please visit this page.

Corker Binning is uniquely placed to provide specialist tailored advice to individuals from all professional and business backgrounds. Because the firm acts  for a wide range of individuals in high profile commercial fraud cases, we are the first port of call if they or their families need discreet advice on criminal matters. There are often urgent issues to address relating to professional regulatory obligations and unwelcome media interest as well as dealing with the criminal allegation and investigation itself. Our criminal defence lawyers are experienced at working in conjunction with other legal teams in cases involving divorce and separation, child custody issues, employment litigation or reputation management.

Our criminal defence lawyers also have significant experience of advising young or vulnerable people facing criminal charges for the first time. We understand how difficult this can be for them and their families, and we ensure that these cases are handled sensitively at all stages of the process in order to minimise the long term impact on that person’s life.

Our criminal defence lawyers regularly advise individuals involved in coroner’s inquests or public inquiries, which can be lengthy, complex and often attract significant media attention. In some cases, our advice is also sought by victims and witnesses in serious criminal cases who are uncertain of their rights and obligations in the context of a criminal investigation.

Our criminal defence lawyers are available 24 hours a day and are ready to assist from the first moment that an investigation is anticipated, either upon arrest or earlier. We are able to offer strategic pre-charge advice, to represent individuals at the police station and beyond, through the complexities of the criminal justice process. Whilst some of our cases may be relatively minor and others may encompass multiple jurisdictions, all are given the same level of dedication, attention to detail and care. Above all, we are committed to providing a personalised service and to achieving the best possible outcome for all our clients.


Our criminal defence lawyers advise on a wide range of cases, including:

Call us now on 020 7353 6000 to find out how our criminal defence lawyers can help you or visit our blog to read our views on a wide range of criminal law matters.

Named as key individuals in the field of Crime by Chambers UK 2018:


Robert Brown – Star Individual

Jessica Parker – Band 4

  • Corker Binning is ranked in Band 1 of recommended firms for Crime by Chambers 2018.
  • Corker Binning is ranked as a first tier firm for Crime by The Legal 500 2017 and Robert Brown is named as a leading individual for Crime.