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  1. Licensing – Leading sets
  2. Licensing – Leading silks
  3. Licensing – 2018 silks
  4. Licensing – Leading juniors

Licensing – Leading silks

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Licensing – 2018 silks

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    • Peter Glenser - 9 Bedford Row β€˜He has a specialist knowledge of and expertise in, firearms and firearms legislation.’
    • Jeremy Philips - Francis Taylor Building β€˜Acts in complex cases for the trade and local government.’

Licensing – Leading juniors

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Cornerstone Barristers is β€˜a very high calibre’ set, with β€˜go-to silks’ for complex licensing work. Numerous members have acted in permissions sought by Uber for operating licences in London and Sheffield. Other highlights include head of chambers Philip Kolvin QC acting for the licensers in R (Rostron) v Guildford Borough Council, pending before the Court of Appeal, concerning a local council’s attempt to set maximum taxi fares.

Francis Taylor Building is β€˜a set that really knows its stuff’. Members are recommended as barristers who β€˜get results on the most difficult cases’. Notable highlights include Jeremy Phillips QC representing Taxify in its application to obtain an operating licence for its ride-sharing app in London. Gary Grant QC has successfully acted for numerous licensees in obtaining or maintaining their licences in the restrictive Westminster area. Junior members Leo Charalambides and Annabel Graham Paul have been acting for McDonald’s in licensing its franchises.

Three Raymond Buildings is praised by some as β€˜without doubt, the leading licensing set’. Juniors and silks alike have represented top entertainment venues and restaurants in London. Saba Naqshbandi acted for The Bedford and the Rochelle Canteen, while Stephen Walsh QC successfully acted for Sushi Samba and The Ivy Brasserie in securing their licences. The set has also demonstrated its strengths in representing clients in other industries, with recent notable clients including The London Stadium and Old Spitalfields Market.

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