Poppleston Allen

James Anderson

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James joined Poppleston Allen as a solicitor in September 2003 and was made a partner in April 2006. He has over 30 years' experience in licensing law, acting for a wide range of clients. These range from individuals and small chains through to major national pub and restaurant groups.

He was successful in a landmark case for a London bar in Westminster’s West End stress area, which was granted extended trading hours by Westminster City Council. It was one of the first bars/pubs in the area to be granted an extension outside of its core hours. It was then granted further extended hours in an appeal against the council. This was one of only a handful of successful appeals against Westminster in the stress area. He has run training sessions across the country. He sat for several years on the PICA Service Committee and in the last two years has been the Chairman deciding by way of arbitration disputes between landlords and tenants in the industry.

He has clients from a range of licensed sectors, but specialises in advising pubs and restaurants, including Fullers, Youngs, Boparan Group (including Ed's Easy Diner, Giraffe and Slim Chicken), Gordon Ramsay, Brakspears, The Remarkable Pub Group, Palmers, Hook Norton, Ole & Steen and The Adventure Bar Group.

Career

Qualified 1991; Andersons Solicitors 1991-93; Bramleys Solicitors 1993-96; Nelsons Solicitors 1996-2003; Poppleston Allen 2003 to date; partner 2006 to date.

Professional Memberships

Chairman of PICA Service (Pubs Independent Conciliation Arbitration Service)

Personal

Rugby, hockey, cricket, reading, cinema, food and drink.

Clients

A range of licensed sectors, but specialises in advising pubs and restaurants, including Fullers, Youngs, Boparan Group (including Ed's Easy Diner, Giraffe and Slim Chicken), Gordon Ramsay, Brakspears, The Remarkable Pub Group, Palmers, Hook Norton, Ole & Steen and The Adventure Bar Group.