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Licensing - The Regions
"He is very good. He communicates well, he's patient and understanding and he responds quickly to our requests."
This content is provided by Graeme Cushion
After qualifying as a solicitor in 1996, Graeme developed advocacy skills as a specialist in criminal law. His experience as a magistrates’ court advocate led to a move to practising licensing law, which saw him join Poppleston Allen as a solicitor in February 2001, making partner and head of regulatory crime in April 2005. Focus is on crimes ancillary to licensing, covering: serving alcohol (underage sales and drunkenness); health and safety; food safety; and noise nuisance.
Graeme advises a diverse client base spread across the whole of England and Wales and has developed a niche for working with restaurant and pub chains. For example his national restaurant clients include: PizzaExpress, Yo!, Ask Italian, Five Guys, Zizzi, and Pho.
He is currently legal advisor to the UKHospitality and BBPA in respect of their challenge to proposed increases in the PPL tariffs.
Trained IBB Law; Qualified 1996; Partner Poppleston Allen 2005.
Institute of Licensing
Numerous articles for the Publican’s Morning Advertiser and Host Magazine, two of the most important publications in the licensing and hospitality sector. Wrote 'Teenage Kicks’, a training pack designed to help premises avoid selling alcohol to underage people.
Tennis, gym, watching sport