Corker Binning is "one of the pre-eminent firms in this area at the moment."
Chambers HNW 2017
[Edward Grange] is always creative and imaginative in his approach and always thinking about new angles for cases. He is a really respected solicitor.
Chambers UK 2016
Founding partner Peter Binning, our reigning Business Crime Lawyer of the Year, is celebrated among peers and clients alike, who take note of his “immense experience” and “impeccable judgement”.
Who’s Who Legal 2016
"She is very cool and collected," as well as being "a model of very good client care," known for "rolling up her sleeves and immersing herself in the case."
Chambers UK 2018
Andrew Smith is "extremely clever, realistic and tactical".
Chambers UK 2018
They are very good and fearless, which is to their credit.
Chambers UK 2015
"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
At Corker Binning, Andrew Smith ‘is a first-class lawyer, and very user friendly’; he leads the [professional discipline] team, which specialises in financial crime.
Legal 500 2015
Inquests and inquiries
We assist and advise 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 person.
The purpose of an inquest is to establish who has died and, if possible, how, when and where a death occurred. For all parties involved, the examination by the coroner or judge into the circumstances surrounding the death is understandably traumatic and difficult.
For the family of the bereaved, an inquest may be their only chance to find out what happened to the deceased and they will rightly feel that they must make the most of the opportunity. Corker Binning’s specialist inquest solicitors are well equipped to assist in this respect and draw on their considerable experience of criminal litigation in order to analyse the evidence before the coroner and ask the questions on behalf of the family that need to be answered.
For a witness, an inquest may be equally significant. Whilst a coroner is not permitted to attribute any blame or liability for the death, individuals can be compelled to give evidence at the public hearing (failure to do so may result in a fine) and the matters raised and eventual verdict of the inquest could lead to a subsequent civil claim or a criminal investigation. Corker Binning can advise a witness so that he/she is properly prepared for the hearing and any potential action that may follow.
Corker Binning also advises individuals at public inquiries which, by their very nature, are likely to attract significant media attention and can be lengthy and complex. We advise witnesses throughout an inquiry to ensure that their interests are protected. Examples of our work in this area include advising participants in the Hillsborough Inquiry, the Leveson Inquiry and witnesses in the Bloody Sunday inquiry.
Corker Binning is a member of INQUEST Lawyers Group.More
Our inquests and inquiries lawyers have recently advised on the following matters:
- Representation of a university student, originally accused of gross negligence manslaughter of another student, called to give evidence at the subsequent inquest into the student’s death.
- Acting for a client in relation to a recent air show disaster.
- Acting for a high-profile figure in relation to the Hillsborough Inquest.
- Acted for the family of a young man who was found to have been failed by his mental health team.
- Representation of the family of a young RAF officer who was found to have taken his own life by the coroner.
- Sangeeta Bedi’s article re the DOJ’s FCPA Pilot Programme published in Criminal Law & Justice Weekly
- Andrew Smith comments on the Investigatory Powers Bill in Global Investigations Review
- Joint enterprise: reason restored in landmark Supreme Court judgment
- Alex Davidson’s article on joint enterprise published in The Barrister
- Robert Brown discusses the Litvinenko report in New Law Journal
- How strong is the case for privatising probation after G4S Medway?
- Robert Brown comments re UK National Crime Agency probe to review all warrants in the FT
- Inquests – growing in number and scope
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