Jessica Parker Partner


Jessica Parker is a specialist criminal and regulatory litigator with expertise in all areas of business and general crime. She acts for individuals, financial institutions and companies in investigations and proceedings brought by a wide range of prosecuting bodies. Jessica is ranked for Crime, Financial Crime: Individuals, POCA Work & Asset Forfeiture and Tax: Contentious: Fraud by Chambers and Partners UK 2021. She is also recommended by The Legal 500 2020 in Fraud: White-collar crime. She is described in the latter publication as having ‘an impressive capacity to rapidly absorb large volumes of material and identify the key issues’. Jessica is ranked in the top three in the Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2019 top Global Elite Thought Leaders for EMEA.

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Areas of expertise

Jessica Parker is a highly regarded lawyer who advises on all types of business crime and represents professionals, directors and companies against allegations connected to their business. Jessica has particular experience in corruption and tax fraud investigations and prosecutions. In connection with her white-collar crime practice, Jessica has extensive experience in money laundering, restraint, confiscation and cash seizure proceedings on behalf of defendants and third parties.

Jessica is a specialist in investigations with an international dimension, including advising witnesses and suspects involved in international investigations.

Jessica also represents clients in police investigations and has represented a number of high profile individuals in relation to the most serious criminal charges.

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Recent work

  • Securing the acquittal of a former Barclays Chief Executive prosecuted by the SFO in their landmark case relating to the payment of fees to Qatar connected to the bank’s 2008 capital raisings.
  • Acting in direct and indirect tax investigations and prosecutions by the Crown Prosecution Service Revenue and Customs Division.
  • Acting in several major SFO investigations into fraud and bribery including Rolls Royce and G4S.
  • Advising and representing companies and executives in police investigations in respect of money laundering investigations.
  • Advising high profile individuals in respect of allegations of serious crime.
  • Acting for individuals and executives in FCA investigations into insider dealing and market abuse.
  • Acting for companies and individuals in respect of police searches and challenges to those searches.
  • Advised a number of journalists in relation to the phone hacking investigations.
  • Advice to companies and professional firms in the financial services industry in cases where compliance issues arise in connection with domestic or international criminal investigations.
  • Acting in international investigations, including a recent investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s War Crime Unit.

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Jessica Parker joined Corker Binning from a major City firm in 2004. She became a partner of Corker Binning in 2012.

She is Chair of the Business Crime Committee of the International Bar Association.

Jessica is currently on the Law Society’s Anti-Money Laundering directory as a specialist to provide legal advice to other solicitors on issues of anti-money laundering compliance.

She is a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association and the Women’s White Collar Defence Association.

Jessica regularly speaks about criminal enforcement in the financial services industry and international investigations.

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News and Posts

Procurement during the pandemic: is there a case for prosecuting UK public officials for misconduct in public office?

Jessica Parker quoted in Money Laundering Bulletin on NCA recovering £10m in assets using UWO

Jessica Parker writes for Financial Reporter on repercussions for financial services firms if found facilitating tax evasion

Jessica Parker and Andrew Smith write for GIR flashpoints between companies and individuals in corporate investigations

Jessica Parker quoted in media on furlough fraud

Jessica Parker and Joseph Hume discuss consultation on the temporary amendment to PACE

Why HMRC’s reluctance to prosecute companies for the failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion may be about to change

Jessica Parker to co-chair and speak at 2020 IBA Transnational Crime Conference

Jessica Parker and Nick Barnard write for Financier Worldwide on self-incrimination

Jessica Parker to speak at Female Fraud Forum

U.K. Tax Authority and Tax Fraud Investigations – Bloomberg Tax

Jessica Parker quoted in International Bar Association

Jessica Parker comments in The Sunday Telegraph on SFO spending cuts

Jessica Parker comments in the media on Serco’s Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Draft Registration of the Overseas entities bill— background and key concerns

Andrew Smith and Jessica Parker contribute to GIR’s Third Edition of The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations

Jessica Parker discusses the case of R (on the application of AL) v SFO and others in Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence and Fraud Intelligence

The ABC of internal investigations from the XYZ deferred prosecution agreement

Jessica Parker discusses managing electronic data in criminal trials in Fraud Intelligence

Chaos in criminal disclosure

Corker Binning letter on disclosure published in The Times

Jessica Parker discusses disclosure failures in criminal proceedings and the Liam Allan case in The Law Society Gazette and Criminal Law & Justice Weekly

Sex, texts and disclosure

Jessica Parker’s article on HMRC and UWO’s published in Bloomberg BNA’s Tax Planning International Review

As HMRC ramps up criminal enforcement, are you ready for Unexplained Wealth Orders?

Jessica Parker discusses financial crime liability in PaymentsCompliance

Jessica Parker holding a webinar today on Interpol Notices for LexisNexis

Jessica Parker comments on the latest European Anti-Money Laundering Directive in In-House Perspective magazine

Jessica Parker comments on money laundering laws in Payments Compliance

Jessica Parker and Nick Barnard discuss offshore tax evasion in Financier Worldwide

Failure to prevent facilitation of offshore tax evasion

First sentence for corporate following an SFO investigation in to Bribery and Corruption

Sentence for corporate following an SFO investigation in to Bribery and Corruption

A deal to sanction a deal

Corker Binning partners to attend IBA conference in Vienna

Fines go off the scale for large corporate offenders

Jessica Parker discusses Publicity Orders for corporate offenders

Sentencing Council has produced a consultation on new guidelines covering all health and safety matters.

Determining fines for corporate offenders – a case study

Corker Binning respond to the Sentencing Council’s Consultation on Fraud, Money Laundering, Bribery and Corporate Offenders

‘Ignorance is bliss’ according to the FCA

Corker Binning partner in The Lawyer on Avoiding DPA’s American-style

Corker Binning partner speaks at 16th Annual Transnational Crime Conference in Miami

A new Code for our time

What’s on your record?

Corker Binning partner writes about new worries for Swiss bank account holders

New prosecution fears for Swiss bank account holders

What to do next if the inspector calls – dawn raids and unannounced visits

Confiscation – behind the headlines

Santa – is it a fair cop?

Corker Binning solicitor reports on international criminal investigations

Restraint orders under scrutiny: the case of R v Windsor