• 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

  • Jessica Parker "is a class act: measured, practical and highly intelligent."

    Chambers UK 2018

  • 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

  • [Robert Brown] is someone who understands not only law but how it works with business. You feel like you are in good hands and he has a phenomenal track record.

    Chambers UK 2016

  • "They are among the top few 'big hitter' firms for private crime, and are among the few I would recommend to anyone who needed representation. They give their clients a top-notch service and are prepared to go the extra mile."

    Chambers UK 2018

  • David Corker is highlighted in Chambers as "very personally interested in the law," as well as being "sensible, assured and thoughtful" when providing advice.

    Chambers UK 2017

  • "In financial crime their partners are very, very highly regarded."

    Chambers HNW 2016

  • ‘High-quality boutique’ Corker Binning is ‘a leading firm in this practice area, and is involved in many of the most serious and high-profile cases’.

    The Legal 500 UK 2017

Tax fraud

Corker Binning’s tax fraud lawyers have an impressive track record for our work in HMRC investigations and our defence of some of the largest and most complex prosecutions brought by the Revenue and Customs division of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

In addition to our tax fraud defence we advise on, and conduct negotiations for, administrative civil settlements using the route most suitable to the case. In every case we consider whether a criminal case can be diverted away from prosecution to a civil settlement. Our tax fraud lawyers have advised in a number of disclosures using the HMRC’s disclosure facilities. In these cases, tax and penalties will be paid in exchange for an immunity from prosecution. We work closely with forensic accountants who are expert in reconstructing historic tax liabilities.

We also have expertise of acting for professional clients and businesses caught up in investigations by HMRC or the Revenue and Customs division of the CPS. For example, our tax fraud lawyers have advised both individuals and institutions in the financial services sector who have been compelled by statutory powers to provide information to HMRC.

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Our tax fraud lawyers have recently advised on the following matters:

  • Advising a number of suspects and defendants in film tax credit scheme investigations, including an investigation in which we persuaded HMRC not to bring any criminal charges in return for a financial settlement.
  • Conducting an internal investigation into a group company in which several of the executives had been accused of tax fraud. The outcome of our investigation caused the criminal investigation to be dropped.
  • Representing a client in the first negotiated plea agreement with the CPS under the Attorney General’s Guidelines for Plea Discussions in Serious Fraud cases involving over £1.5 million of VAT reclaims.
  • An employer in a multi-million pound case concerning the alleged underpayment of the taxes of building workers on a major construction project.

Our lawyers are members of the Tax Investigators Practitioners Group. To learn more about Corker Binning’s expertise in this area, visit business crime and fraud or call 0207 353 6000.

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

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David Corker – Band 1

Peter Binning – Band 1

Jessica Parker – Band 4

Andrew Smith – Band 3

  • Corker Binning is ranked in Band 1 of recommended firms for Financial Crime: Individuals by Chambers 2018.
  • Corker Binning is ranked as a first tier firm for Fraud by The Legal 500 2017 and David Corker and Peter Binning are named as leading individuals for Fraud.
  • Peter Binning, David Corker, Jessica Parker and Robert Brown are recognised as leading lawyers in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2018.