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Harrison Clark Rickerbys handles a full range of licensing matters, including licensing reviews, appeals and investigations. Clients include Liberty Retail, Aston Villa FC and The Hippodrome Birmingham. Heath Thomas heads the department.

Stephanie Perraton heads the team at Squire Patton Boggs, which represents leading hotel groups and restaurant chains in their licensing requirements. A recent example was advising Redefine BDL on obtaining a licence for boxing and wrestling events.

QualitySolicitors Talbots has received numerous instructions of late relating to gambling and extensions to late night refreshment licenses. Peter Adkins joined Emms Gilmore Liberson Solicitors in May 2016 .

Thomas Guise Solicitors’ team represents Lidl supermarkets nationally, and has been working on acquiring licences for the company as it seeks to expand. Amanda Pillinger heads the practice.

Wright Hassall LLP’s clients include regional entertainment and hospitality businesses, and the team has experience in licensing matters for all types of premises. Ian Beasant is a key contact.

FBC Manby Bowdler LLP’s team has recently acted for a number of licence holders seeking to reverse a decision by DVLA Drivers Medical group to revoke licenses. Charlotte Clode is head of the department.

Knights Professional Services Limited team is led by Richard Jones, with Rachael Dean another key contact.

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