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Poppleston Allen

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Managing Partner: Jonathan Smith
Number of partners: 8
Solicitors: 6
Other fee-earners: 20

Gambling & Gaming:
Nick Arron
Licensing: Jonathan Smith, Clare Eames, Lisa Inzani, Lisa Sharkey, James Anderson
Licensing & Regulatory:
Graeme Cushion
Licensing & Festivals: Andy Grimsey

THE FIRM The leading solicitors in the UK for alcohol licensing and entertainment.

Alcohol & Food Licensing: 93%
Gaming & Gambling: 6%
Regulatory: 1%

The firm advises hundreds of the leading pub, restaurant, bar, festival, nightclub, betting, gaming and leisure brands on all types of licensing, gambling and associated regulatory crime (health and safety). The firm has experience in obtaining new licences and licence variations in cumulative impact areas and has been involved in every EMRO, appearing as advocate for the ALMR. The firm also advises the ALMR on Late Night Levy legislation. The firm also provides a full range of licensing training courses.

Clients Include Stonegate Pub Company, Mitchells & Butlers, Wagamama, Cote Restaurants, PizzaExpress, Jamie’s Italian, Paddy Power, Butlins, BII, BBPA, ALMR, Selfridges, House of Fraser and Kopparberg.