What we do

  • The ‘extremely talented’ [criminal] practice head Robert Brown, who ‘always sees the bigger picture’, acted for a number of clients on the Leveson Inquiry

    Legal 500 2015

  • They are up to date on the law, they are agreeable and they are responsive. When there is an issue to be addressed, they do it in a timely way and in expert fashion.

    Chambers UK 2016

  • 'Combining intellectual rigour with excellent judgement’, David Corker and Peter Binning’s team at Corker Binning includes Robert Brown and Jessica Parker.

    Legal 500 UK 2014

  • Robert Brown is "the master of client management and a pleasure to deal with."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • [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

  • "I really rate them. They are clever, efficient and they work collaboratively."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • The “shrewd” Robert Brown defended Charlie Gilmour, who was charged with the offence of violent disorder; and the team also represented Muhammad Asif, who was accused of entering into a conspiracy with others to bowl “no balls” to order during the Oval and Lords’s test matches between England and Pakistan in 2010.

    Legal 500 2012

  • David Corker is a seasoned criminal defence partner with extensive experience in domestic and cross-border fraud matters. Sources say he is "very highly regarded and able to think laterally, often coming up with surprising solutions to problems."

    Chambers UK 2016

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.