What we do

  • [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

  • Peter Binning and David Corker are a 'very powerful combination'.

    Legal 500 UK 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

  • Peter Binning is “very enthusiastic and clear-headed”, and an excellent negotiator. He has an incredible success rate representing Russian nationals facing extradition.

    Chambers UK 2010

  • The team is also hailed for its flexibility. Sources say the lawyers complement each other well – the set-up is quite diverse which makes them terrifically good at what they do.

    Chambers UK 2010

  • They have carved out a practice that gives an absolutely first-class service.

    Chambers UK 2014

  • Partner Peter Binning is commended as a “highly capable and sensible” practitioner, and is applauded by clients for his pragmatism.

    Chambers UK 2012

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

    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.