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FRANCIS TAYLOR BUILDING, INNER TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7BY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7353 8415
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 7622
DX:
402 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.ftbchambers.co.uk
Francis Taylor Building, Gary Grant, London, ENGLAND

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Gary Grant

Tel:
Work 020 7353 8415
Email:
Francis Taylor Building (Francis Taylor Building)

Position

Licensing: acts for both premises operators and public authorities in numerous high profile licence applications, reviews, appeals and judicial reviews. Clients range from Spearmint Rhino to the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and include major nightclub/bar/lap-dancing operators, restauranteurs, leisure industry PLC’s and public authorities. Also experienced in gambling, taxi, firearms and explosive licensing. He lectures and publishes widely in the fields of licensing and criminal regulatory law. Regulatory and general crime: acts in serious and often high profile criminal matters for both the defence and prosecution in all levels of tribunal from the Magistrates’ Court to the House of Lords/Supreme Court and Privy Council. In addition to a wealth of experience in general crime, he has particular expertise in white-collar, corporate and regulatory offences (including planning, environmental, health and safety, corporate manslaughter and trading standards) as well as proceeds of crime, international and serious organised crime, serious and fatal road traffic cases.

Career

Called to the Bar 1994, Grays Inn; recipient of the Sir Raymond Phillips MC Award (1994); graded as ‘Outstanding’ by the Gray’s Inn Advocacy Committee (1995).

Member

Vice-chair Institute of Licensing (2012); Criminal Bar Association.

Leisure

Frequently appears as a legal analyst on national and international news channels.


London Bar

Licensing

Within: Licensing – Leading juniors

Gary Grant - Francis Taylor BuildingHe is charming and personable, and addresses issues with 360-degree vision.’

Within: Licensing

For some, Francis Taylor Building is ‘invariably the first-choice licensing set’ with ‘the widest range of licensing barristers for every type and level of case’. Notable highlights saw David Matthias QC represent Westminster City Council in the Hemming case, and Gary Grant successfully act for Tate Modern in obtaining an expanded premises and late hours licence. Gerald Gouriet QC regularly appears for Paddy Power in relation to premises licences.

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