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  • A heavy-hitting firm for extradition. They are a private client firm that carry over standards to legal aid work.

    Chambers UK 2016

  • "The firm is highly efficient, client-conscious, and you just get a great service and great back-up."

    Chambers HNW 2016

  • I think they're a great firm for [POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture]. Very boutique-like and dedicated to their clients.

    Chambers UK 2016

  • Corker Binning is often instructed in high-profile cases that attract lots of media attention.

    Chambers UK 2014

  • 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

  • At Corker Binning, department head Robert Brown ‘has the rare ability to nip potential prosecutions in the bud’.

    Legal 500 2014

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

    Chambers UK 2011

  • Andrew Smith is "a very accomplished and knowledgeable extradition practitioner." He is recommended for his abilities in politically sensitive matters involving high-profile figures.

    Chambers UK 2016

Dawn raids and searches

Whether you are in the middle of an internal investigation, or completely unaware of a problem, an unannounced visit from an investigator will be an extremely unwelcome distraction to your business or personal life. A wide range of law enforcement bodies may search premises and seize documents or electronic records under the authority of a warrant granted by a court or compel inspection using other statutory powers. Whether it is the police, FCA, SFO, ICO, HSE or HMRC, our lawyers have unparalleled experience responding to compulsory inspections or search and seizure warrants.

In any situation where you are faced with investigators seeking to obtain documents, information or answers to questions, you should immediately seek legal advice. All of our lawyers are experienced in supervising searches and advising how to effectively deal with their aftermath. Our experience in this area includes:

  • Preparing guidance for use in case of a search (so called ‘dawn raid guidance’)
  • Attending and supervising a search
  • Challenging the legal basis of a search
  • Advising on press/client/staff relations in the aftermath of a search
  • Dealing with the subsequent investigation

If you would like advice in anticipation of a raid, please call one of our partners.

If you are visited by an investigative agency ring 0207 353 6000 (24 hours a day) Most agencies are not required to wait until lawyers arrive. Bear in mind the following guidance:

  • Do not disclose confidential documents or information unless required to by law;
  • Keep a record of what has been done including a note of timings;
  • Do not obstruct the investigators,
  • Do not allow them to exclude you from your premises unless there is good reason that to do so would interfere with their search.
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