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Jonathan Smith

Nottingham, UK UK Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
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Jonathan Smith handles matters for clients from a range of sectors, with specific strength in representing clients in the pub industry. His experience includes providing counsel on acquisitions and carrying out due diligence reviews, in addition to advising on regulatory enforcement action.
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Jonathan has been a licensing solicitor at Poppleston Allen since 1997. After being made partner in 2002 he succeeded founder Jeremy Allen as managing partner in 2006, a position he held until 2018.

Typical work Jonathan is involved in includes new premises licence applications, licence variations, advice in relation to mergers and acquisitions and licensing review hearings, of which he has attended over 150 hearings. He has been involved in every Early Morning Restriction Order (EMRO) appearing as advocate for UK Hospitality.

This included what were widely regarded as the ‘death knells’ for EMROs, the successful challenges involving the London Borough of Lambeth and Blackpool Council, both after five day hearings. He holds five licensing qualifications covering England, Wales and Scotland. He regularly speaks at conferences and seminars.

Career

Trained Hunt Dickins (now Freeths); Qualified 1992; Partner Poppleston Allen 2002.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Institute of Licensing BBPA Midlands Executive Committee Member

Board Member of PASSCO

Board Member of Institute of Licensing Operational and Development Committee

Publications

Chapter on Personal Licences in Philip Kolvin QC’s Licensed Premises Law, Practice and Policy 2nd Ed). Articles in The Publican's Morning Advertiser and regular news updates to clients. Licensed Trade Guide, all editions.

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