What we do

  • [Peter Binning is] admired for his strong commitment to his clients’ best interests.

    Chambers UK 2011

  • Robert Brown has “impeccable judgement and is one of the lawyers to whom other lawyers turn.”

    Chambers UK 2010

  • The “fantastic” Robert Brown recently handled the defence of Vicky Pryce, who was charged with perverting the course of justice. “Brilliant with clients” and possessing “a wealth of experience,” he is highly praised for his sound judgement and tactical awareness.

    Chambers UK 2014

  • At Corker Binning, Andrew Smith ‘is a first-class lawyer, and very user friendly’.

    Legal 500 2015

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

    Chambers UK 2017

  • 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

  • Peter Binning has a wealth of experience in extradition law. Peers describe him as a ‘heavy hitter’ and ‘a consumate international criminal lawyers’. He is also praised for his client care and judgement.

    Chambers UK 2015

  • Corker Binning is praised as “an extremely thorough, intelligent and efficient firm.” The four-partner London team maintains its position at the top end of the criminal fraud market.

    Chambers UK 2013

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.