Squire Patton Boggs

Licensing Department

The Regions
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What the team is known for Able to advise on the full scope of licensing issues across the country. Best known for handling a high volume of licensing requirements for hotels. Also regularly engaged to advise on licensing matters for clients in the convenience retail sector. Further noted for strength in the travel industry, advising stations, airports and holiday parks.

Strengths Sources report: "They are absolutely superb. They are knowledgeable, helpful and communicate excellently. Their service is second to none."

One client says: "I am absolutely satisfied. They are very personable and they bring the legal knowledge to matters and get good results."

Work highlights Advised Jurys Hotel Management on all of its licensing requirements across England and Wales including ongoing day-to-day management, dealing with marriage licence renewals and transfers and new applications.

Notable practitioners


Nicola Smith
regularly advises clients from the retail, leisure and hospitality industries. Her practice spans the gamut of licensing matters.
"She is someone who rolls up her sleeves and gets the work done. She's knowledgeable of the law and pragmatic in her approach." "Nicola is extremely thorough, knowledgeable and has the ability to recommend sound, practical solutions to legal challenges."


Stephanie Perraton
is particularly adept at advising on liquor licensing, late-night food sales and entertainment matters. She is experienced in advising clients on contentious matters, as well as a host of licensing applications and variations.
"She has a clear understanding of the business and she pitches the communication at the correct level. She always looks at both sides and is extremely professional."