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UK 2022
London (Firms) Gaming & Licensing
2
Band 2

2 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Poppleston Allen

The firm advises a wide cross section of the UK's leading leisure operators including multi-site and independently owned pubs/bars, restaurants, late night venues, hotels and betting and gaming premises. The firm provides advice to such clients on licensing, gambling and associated regulatory crime.


The firm has extensive experience in obtaining new licences and licence variations in cumulative impact areas, provides advice to UK Hospitality and the British Bar and Pub Association and is consulted upon by the Home Office on legislative changes. A number of the partners sit on both local and national committees of the Institute of Licensing. The firm also provides a full range of licensing and gaming training courses.

Chambers Review

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Licensing - London (Firms)
2
Band 2
What the team is known for

Poppleston Allen is a specialist licensing firm focusing on premise licensing matters. Well known for advising large casual dining chains, gaming operators and independent restaurants on licensing applications across the country. Expertise also includes contentious matters such as reviews and enforcement proceedings, as well as handling licensing issues arising from M&A activity.

Strengths

A satisfied client states: "The team is thorough, knowledgeable and always responsive," adding: "The lawyers deliver information which is easily understood and actioned, and are solution-focused."

Work highlights

Assisted musician Ben Lovett with obtaining a premises licence for Lafayette, a music venue in King's Cross.

Notable practitioners

Nick Arron leads the firm's gambling team and acts for a broad array of clients in the sector, including large corporations, bookmakers and leisure companies. He regularly advises on premises licences and change of corporate control applications.
"He has a very strong knowledge of gaming licensing, is extremely personable and understands the needs of the operator."

Lisa Inzani receives plaudits for her depth of experience in licensing, frequently handling new premises licence applications. She advises well-known restaurant chains and clients in the entertainment sector.
"She is fantastically well informed and pragmatic."

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Licensing

Lisa Inzani
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Lisa Inzani
1
Band 1

UK-wide

Gaming

Nick Arron
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Nick Arron
3
Band 3

Members

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Clients

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Bandai Namco

Bill's

Blueprint Gaming

Bongo's Bingo

Brunning and Price

Caprice Holdings

Chelsea Flower Show

Côte Restaurants

D&D London Ltd

Fuller's

Gauselmann Group

Honest Burgers

Ivy Collection

Laine's Pub

Paddy Power

Pan Pacific Hotels

Parkdean Resorts

PizzaExpress

Sea Containers London

Selfridges

Shepherds Neame

Snug Bars Ltd

Stonegate Pub Company

Tenpin

The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner

Thunderbird Fried Chicken

Urban Leisure

Wagamama

Industries

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Cinemas

Hotels

Night clubs and private members clubs

Online / offline gaming operators

Outdoor festivals / events

Pop-up operators

Property development / investment

Pubs / bars

Race courses

Restaurants

Retail

Sports clubs