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Kuit Steinart Levy LLP’s ‘dedicated licensing practice’ advises multi-site operators, property developers and individuals on all licensing matters. ‘Extremely knowledgeable and experienced’ practice head Anthony Lyons and ‘very approachable’ senior associate Felicity Tulloch are recommended. Active clients include Brew Dog Bars, Harvey Nichols and Thai Leisure Group.

DAC Beachcroft LLP’s clients include MITIE Facilities Management, the Department of Education, Manchester United Football Club and La Salle (Investments for BAE Systems Pensions Fund Trustees). Jan Levinson heads the practice.

DWF’s diverse practice acts for clients including Liverpool FC, Powerleague Fives and Harry Ramsden’s. Ed Farrelly is experienced in gaming and betting and acts for operators nationally. Associate David Crank is also recommended.

Eversheds LLP’s ‘responsive and efficient’ team is headed by ‘very knowledgeable and experienced’ principal associate David Roberts, who is ‘technically very accomplished’. Clients include Genting Casinos, Power Leisure Bookmakers, Hilton Worldwide and Anchor Trust.

Licensing Legal’s clients include Baa Bar, 99p Stores, University of Manchester, the University of Liverpool and Subway. Anthony Horne heads the specialist team.

Napthens LLP’s ‘very proactive and professional team’ acts for clients such as Daniel Thwaites, Weston Castle, Heritage Inns and Moorhouses Brewery. Malcolm Ireland is ‘very quick at grasping the key issues’.

Barry Holland at Aaron & Partners LLP is ‘very well respected and an engaging advocate’. Clients include EventCity, intu Trafford Centre, Peel Hotels, Selfridges and Media City Salford.

Brabners LLP is particularly known for firearms licensing matters. Lachlan Nisbet is noted for his licensing expertise and for ‘his deft touch with clients’.

Key figures at Hill Dickinson LLP include ‘knowledgeable’ associate David Keenan and Simon Parrington, who is experienced in firearms appeals.

Simon Taylor at Kennedysalways gets the job done on time and his advice is spot on’. He is particularly experienced in music festival and stadium licensing matters.

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