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Poppleston Allen

Gaming & Licensing

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What the team is known for

Specialist licensing firm focusing on premises 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

One source states: "They are a very approachable firm who are second to none when it comes to providing licensing advice."

Another adds: "They are timely and professional and offer a dedicated service."

"They are by far the best," reports one client, highlighting that the team is "reliable, efficient and tenacious."

Work highlights

Advised Selfridges on variations to its premises licence for its Oxford Street store.

Notable practitioners

Lisa Inzani receives plaudits for her depth of experience in licensing, frequently handling new premises licence applications. She advises well-known restaurant chains, as well as hotels and private members' clubs across London.

Nick Arron leads the firm's gambling team and acts for a broad array of clients in the sector, including large corporations, bookmakers and clubs. He regularly advises on new premises licences and change of corporate control applications.
"He impresses with his commercial awareness of any business negotiation."

Steve Burnett is a highly regarded associate, well versed in advising pubs, restaurants and clubs. In addition to his expertise in handling contentious matters, he also advises clients on licensing applications.
"Steve gets to the heart of the matter. He is always considered in his responses and finds the most effective solution to a problem. He is an excellent negotiator and always takes a commercial outlook." "Steve was exceptional, he could not have been more helpful. He dug deep to thoroughly understand the issues and was very impressive."

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Overview

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.

Clients

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

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

Gaming & Licensing Department

Poppleston Allen

firm
Department location

The Stanley Building, 7 Pancras Square

London

Greater London

UK

N1C 4AG

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London

Licensing


Lisa Inzani
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Steve Burnett
Associates to watch
UK-wide

Gaming