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Led by Teresa Hitchcock, DLA Piper UK LLP’s licensing team acts for large corporations and institutions on a wide range of licensing work, including applications for new and complex licensed premises. Hitchcock has been advising Sheffield Hallam University on a variation application that would allow a student sports venue to host professional rugby league matches on a permanent basis.

One of the best licensing firms’, Gosschalks has benefited from a significant increase in premises applications for pubs across the country. Practice head Clare Johnson’s recent highlights include extending the trading hours of over 300 Morrisons stores. ‘First-class advocate’ Richard Taylor is also recommended.

John Gaunt & Partners offers ‘good commercial advice’ on all licensing issues, with particular expertise in regulatory and enforcement matters. John Gaunt’s team includes ‘excellent negotiator’ Michelle Hazlewood.

Founded by Andrew Woods and Paddy Whur, Woods Whur acts for a number of major national and independent operators, as well as local authorities. The firm specialises in alcohol and gambling licensing.

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