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The Legal 500 Hall of Fame Icon The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In the United Kingdon, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for eight years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.
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Hugh James¬†has a strong track record advising private and public sector clients across the gamut of alcohol, entertainment and gambling licensing issues, both from a non-contentious and contentious perspective.¬†‚ÄėKnowledgeable and hardworking‚Äô¬†regulatory head Martin Jones¬†is regularly engaged in licensing reviews and breach allegations, as well as handling music festival and other large-scale event licensing, where he combines his licensing knowledge with expertise in other areas including health and safety and environmental regulation. Jones is representing Malta-registered international gambling operator Cyberplay Management on its application for a UK Gambling Commission Operators licence. Commercial head Aled Walters¬†is particularly accomplished at handling corporate and commercial matters for gambling and gaming clients, work which includes¬†reviewing and advising on licensing documentation during acquisition and prospective M&A targets. Consultant Mark Perry¬†has significant experience at handling alcohol licensing matters. Clients include Welsh Rugby Union, Novomatic and Cardiff Metropolitan University.

At Hutchinson Thomas, senior partner Robert Williams handles licensing matters as part of his multi-faceted practice and regularly advises clubs and other licensed establishments dealing with liquor licensing issues and temporary events notices.

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