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  • Peter Binning is ‘a major player who is supported by a strong team of junior colleagues’.

    The Legal 500 UK 2017

  • [Jessica Parker] is very passionate about her cases, she is realistic, she understands the problems that arise and she is very talented.

    Chambers UK 2016

  • [Robert Brown is] a great ambassador for the profession and an innovative legal mind.

    Chambers UK 2009

  • Corker Binning has ‘huge expertise and experience in advising senior individuals in high-profile, complex and sensitive criminal investigations’.

    The Legal 500 UK 2017

  • Jessica Parker is praised as "clever, efficient and very good at looking after the client's emotional wellbeing."

    Chambers UK 2017

  • A heavy-hitting firm for extradition. They are a private client firm that carry over standards to legal aid work.

    Chambers UK 2016

  • [Robert Brown] is a highly experienced criminal litigator and greatly respected for his authoritative wisdom and guidance in all areas of criminal law.

    Chambers UK 2010

  • Head of department Robert Brown ‘gets results that no-one else could’.

    Legal 500 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.