What we do

  • Peers remark on the growing strength of Gemma Tombs‘s practice, saying she is “building a presence that stands out.” She recently acted on the Mohammad Asif cricket match fixing case.

    Chambers UK 2013

  • At Corker Binning, department head Robert Brown ‘has the rare ability to nip potential prosecutions in the bud’. Known for its high-profile work, the firm has a specialism in extradition work, with the ‘very bright’ Andrew Smith recently acting in Shrien Dewani’s extradition proceedings.

    Legal 500 UK 2014

  • Experienced criminal lawyer David Corker earns praise for his strong credentials in this area of the law. Impressed clients commend his “good nose for how the client’s interests can be served early on.”

    Chambers UK 2012

  • Peter Binning‘s well-established crime and media practice is highly respected in the legal community. The excellent quality of his work sees him described as an “absolutely first-class” adviser. He takes on complex international matters and regularly advises corporations on allegations of criminal behaviour.

    Chambers UK 2013

  • Andrew Smith is highlighted as "extremely clever and tactical."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • Sources find it "enormously valuable" that she is "not afraid to speak her mind and take a dissenting view."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • [David Corker is] universally acclaimed as a leader in his field, with sources describing him as “a titan – his legal knowledge is excellent and he’s a real fighter for his clients.”

    Chambers UK 2011

  • "The firm has a meticulous approach and in this field of work they provide the highest standard of service to the client."

    Chambers UK 2017

Food safety/environmental health

Corker Binning’s specialist environmental health/food safety lawyers advise companies and individuals involved in any enforcement action, criminal investigation or prosecution by a food authority in England and Wales – such as the environmental health department or trading standards department of a borough council, county council or district council.

The legislation governing food hygiene and safety (primarily the Food Safety Act 1990 and Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006) contains many criminal offences if breached, including failure to comply with an Improvement Notice.

A criminal investigation and/or prosecution can have devastating consequences for a business or individual. Our food safety lawyers have extensive experience advising on the risk of criminal offences being committed and also giving guidance to businesses about their exposure to criminal penalties. We regularly act for a number of well known restaurants on food safety and hygiene issues.

The range of businesses affected by food hygiene law is diverse, from those operating in agriculture and manufacturing to processing, distribution and warehousing and wholesaling, retailing, foodservice and catering. Food hygiene law is complex and ever-changing. That’s why it’s vital to appoint experienced food safety lawyers, should a problem arise or to ensure that you are complying with the law.

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For more information about how we might be able to help you, please call 0207 353 6000 and ask to speak to our partner Jessica Parker.