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  • "He takes a client-focused approach" and is "exceptionally personable"

    Chambers UK 2018

  • Newly promoted partners in the team include Gemma Tombs, who “keeps a very cool head.”

    Legal 500 2011

  • Jessica is described as "the complete package: bright, decisive and responsive.”

    Who’s Who Legal: Investigations 2017

  • Extradition specialist Edward Grange is praised by sources as "utterly dedicated and incredibly hard-working."

    Chambers UK 2016

  • Corker Binning’s clients include the FRC. Andrew Smith is the head of the [Professional discipline] department, and is considered ‘a natural litigator’.

    Legal 500 UK 2014

  • David Corker is ‘a fantastic technical lawyer with extensive experience in the financial services area’.

    The Legal 500 UK 2017

  • 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

  • "He is a standout because he has the ability to speak to clients in a language they understand."

    Chambers HNW 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.


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.