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Managing Partner: Lisa Sharkey

Number of partners: 8

Solicitors: 8

Other fee-earners: 20


Contacts

Gambling & Gaming: Nick Arron

Licensing: Jonathan Smith, Sarah Taylor, Lisa Inzani, Lisa Sharkey, James Anderson

Licensing & Regulatory: Graeme Cushion

Licensing & Festivals: Andy Grimsey


THE FIRM 

Founded in 1994 and driven by vibrant, collaborative and dedicated people, we have grown into the largest firm of licensing solicitors in the UK.


We work exclusively in the alcohol, entertainment, gambling and retail sectors and help clients ranging from small, one off independents through to national multi-site operators.


But no matter what size of operator we are working with, big or small, our objective is the same: To use legal knowledge and hard work to get clients the results needed to run their business how they want to. General speaking, we give legal advice to: 


  1. Obtain, vary and protect the numerous licences needed on licensed and gambling premises
  2. Defend licensing, gambling, food hygiene and health and safety reviews
  3. Manage due-diligence on mergers and acquisitions


Many of our solicitors work with professional bodies such as UK Hospitality, British Beer and Pub Association, Institute of Licencing (IOL) and the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII). They also speak at industry events and write for the national trade press. In addition, we co-wrote the Live Music Act 2012, advising on its course through both Houses of Parliament. We advised the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the implementation of the Licensing Act 2003. And we continue to be consulted by the Home Office and we were involved with the legal experts panel giving evidence for the 10 year review of the Licensing Act 2003. 


So, we do not see ourselves as just legal advisors to the licensed trade, but part of it.


Some of our licensing and gambling / gaming clients include: Bandai Namco, BBPA, Bill’s Restaurants, Blueprint Gaming, Bongo's Bingo, Bourne Leisure, Brunning and Price, Buzz Bingo, Caprice Holdings, Cashino, Chelsea Flower Show, Cote Restaurants, Deliveroo, Dominio's Pizza, Faces Nightclub, Fuller's, Gauselmann Group, Honest Burgers, Ivy Collections, Laine's, Mitchells & Butlers, Paddy Power, Parkdean Resorts, PizzaExpress, Praesepe, Selfridges, Shepherd Neame, Stonegate Pub Company, The Bingo Association, Thunderbird Fried Chicken, UK Hospitality, wagamama.

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Jonathan Smith
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