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Poppleston Allen

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London, Nottingham

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Gaming and betting
Gaming and betting - ranked: tier 2

Poppleston Allen

Nick Arron heads the practice at boutique licensing firm Poppleston Allen and advises bookmakers, bingo operators, family entertainment centres, gambling machine manufacturers and gambling centre arcades on licensing regulations. The practice also acts for online gambling operators and lotteries. The team is experienced in advising on compliance issues and also assists with regulatory negotiations with the Gambling Commission.

Practice head(s):Nick Arron

Key Clients

PaddyPower Betfair

The Bingo Association

Blueprint Operations

City Gaming

Bongo’s Bingo


Bourne Leisure


Bandai Namco Amusement Europe

BoyleSports UK

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Licensing - ranked: tier 1

Poppleston Allen

Poppleston Allen's specialist licensing team has considerable breadth, acting for pubs, clubs, restaurants and property developers. Clare Eames, who jointly heads the practice, acts for the Stonegate Pub Company, owner of close to 700 pubs across the UK, on various matters. Fellow co-head Lisa Inzani is acting for the Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen in gaining a new premises licence in the cumulative impact zone of Westminster. Another notable member of the team is associate Steve Burnett; he advises on drafting policies, obtaining pavement licenses and defending premises licence reviews.

Practice head(s):Clare Eames; Lisa Inzani

Other key lawyers:Steve Burnett

Key Clients

Stonegate Pub Company


Honest Burgers

Caprice Holdings/The Birley Group

Tribeca Holdings

Work highlights

  • Advising on the licensing aspects of Stonegate Pub Company’s acquisition of 34 Be At One cocktail bars.
  • The group obtained a new premises licence on Mercer Walk, near Covent Garden, for kebab restaurant Maison Bab.
  • Obtained a new premises licence for Scotts, the Caprice Holdings-owned restaurant, on Mount Street.
  • Acting for Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen in obtaining a new premises licence, allowing the client to extend into the next-door property to double the size of its seafood bar and kitchen.
  • Acted to remove restaurant conditions for a number of Ivy's Collection and Bill's restaurants.
Leading individuals

Clare Eames - Poppleston Allen

Lisa Inzani - Poppleston Allen

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