Areas of expertise

Rachel has experience of defending in a range of white collar, criminal and regulatory matters.

She has substantial experience of large, complex tax fraud in particular involving MTIC fraud and film tax fraud. Rachel has advised a range of individuals involved in the US/UK investigations into alleged manipulation of the foreign exchange market and the LIBOR / EURIBOR rate. As well as suspects, Rachel also advises clients attending SFO interviews as compelled witnesses.

Rachel has extensive experience of advising clients at the police station both in relation to voluntary attendances for interview under caution, and also following arrest and throughout detention at the police station. Rachel’s experience of acting in general crime matters is vast and spans a wide variety of offences including assaults, murder, sexual offences, drugs, theft, fraud and money laundering.

Rachel has experience of acting in internal investigations, both conducting investigations on behalf of companies as well as advising witnesses who are due to be interviewed.

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Recent work

  • Defending an executive in the SFO’s prosecution of Barclays, in relation to the 2008 capital raise
  • Advising a witness in the SFO investigation involving Rolls Royce
  • Advising a number of individuals in respect of the SFO, FCA and DOJ investigations into the foreign exchange market
  • Advising in connection with the recent inquest and police investigation concerning the Hillsborough disaster
  • Defending in a number of prosecutions in relation to frauds involving film tax credits and carbon credits
  • Defending a director being prosecuted in the largest direct tax prosecution ever conducted by CPS Revenue & Customs Division
  • Advising multiple suspects in a large-scale police investigation involving suspected money laundering, murder and terrorism offences
  • Advising a former member of the House of Lords in relation to an allegation of fraud
  • Advising an individual in a high-profile gross negligence manslaughter investigation
  • Defending a number of clients in relation to extradition requests
  • Conducting an internal investigation on behalf of a pharmaceutical company

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Before joining Corker Binning, Rachel gained experience in a number of criminal firms. Whilst at Peters & Peters she specialised in white collar crime, before focusing on general crime and police station work at Stuart Miller Solicitors and Kaim Todner. She has advised in high profile cases brought by the Serious Fraud Office, Crown Prosecution Service and HM Revenue & Customs alleging cartels, frauds, corruption and money laundering.

Rachel is a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association, Female Fraud Forum, Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association and the Health & Safety Lawyers Association.

In August 2016, Rachel was awarded Health and Safety Lawyer of the Year in Lawyer Monthly’s Women in Law Awards 2016, a programme dedicated to celebrating and highlighting the achievements of women in the legal profession across the globe.

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