Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell is the 11th largest law firm in the UK, offering a broad range of legal services to national and international organisations and institutions, small and medium-sized businesses and private individuals.

Irwin Mitchell supports a number of our conferences since joining us as a Corporate Member in 2015, helping them to reach a vast network of delegates and key stakeholders across public health.

Recent events supported by Irwin Mitchell:

Food Safety Update – old hazards, new risks? July 2019

At this free event, expert speaker Professor Lisa Ackerley will share and update on the latest and emerging food safety topics, and will lead a panel debate about Campylobacter which will examine microbiological, legal and commercial perspectives including, an allergens update, sentencing guidelines and the British Egg Industry success story on Salmonella.

Keeping International Travellers Healthy on Land and at Sea – meeting the public health challenges April 2019

Chaired by Dr Susanne Lee (Director, Leegionella Ltd) and Angie Hills, (Senior Destinations Manager - Health, Safety, Crisis & Operations ABTA) this two-day conference brought together experts in their field to share current thinking on pathogen risk, legal guidance, the threat of norovirus and cryptosporidiosis, water safety hazards, hot tubs in holiday settings, and the impact of false claims of gastric illness on the travel industry.

Speakers discussed and shared insights on the information available to help inform travellers about destination health risks and explore the challenging requirements of being an ‘expert witness’ in travel associated cases of food and waterborne illness.

Health & Wellbeing Awards October 2018

Irwin Mitchell supported the Community Health Development Category at our awards ceremony, which celebrated the achievement and best practice in improvement and protecting the public’s health.

Food Safety Update and the Future of Enforcement January 2018

Professor Lisa Ackerley shared updates on the latest topics relating to food and food safety, including: Catering Industry Guide; FHRS; Acrylamide; Regulating our Future; Assured Catering Scheme; and Sentencing Guidelines.

Cryptosporidiosis: an essential update on the risks from recreational waters, drinking water & food March 2018

A conference from the RSPH and the Cryptosporidium Reference Unit, Public Health Wales, which provided new information on cryptosporidiosis outbreaks and ongoing research in both recreational waters and drinking water and food.