Firm Profile > Poppleston Allen > Nottingham, England
Poppleston Allen Offices
PRICE HOUSE, 37 STONEY STREET
THE LACE MARKET
Poppleston Allen > The Legal 500 Rankings
Licensing Tier 1
Poppleston Allen is a well-established boutique licensing firm, which also has a strong capability in matters specific to gambling. In addition, it undertakes licensing-related regulatory work, which is connected with health and safety and food hygiene. Reflective of its prominence in the market, the firm has organised some of the largest licensing law events in London. Its client base includes a number of household names, such as Pizza Express, Five Guys and Deliveroo. Also notable is that the firm has developed an innovative mobile app to assist entities operating in the licensed trade space. Practice head Lisa Sharkey works with Graeme Cushion and Jonathan Smith. James Anderson and Hannah Price are other notable individuals.
Mitchells & Butlers Leisure Retail Limited
Stonegate Pub Company Limited
Azzuri Group Limited (Ask and Zizzi)
The Deltic Group
Hook Norton Brewery
Licensing Tier 1
Boutique firm Poppleston Allen, which is based in Nottingham, counts many of London's leading restaurants, bars, hotels, private members clubs and outdoor events among its clients. The team handles the full gamut of licensing work, including obtaining new premises licences, varying existing premises licences to increase trading hours and capacity, and advising on increases in trading areas. The team is jointly headed by Lisa Inzani and Clare Eames, the latter of whom has extensive experience in assisting following allegations of breach of licensing conditions, police closures, and other enforcement action. Another key team member is associate Steve Burnett, whose regular workload includes challenging judicial reviews and appearing at licensing hearings, largely on behalf of privately owned pub, restaurant and nightclub operators.
Gaming and betting Tier 2
Based in Nottingham, Poppleston Allen’s boutique licensing practice advises on applications, appeals, investigations and compliance issues. Key practitioner Nick Arron is instructed by both large corporations and single-site operators; his client list includes bookmakers, bingo operators and adult gaming centre arcades.
Poppleston Allen > Firm Profile
Founded in 1994 and driven by vibrant, collaborative and dedicated people, we have grown into the largest firm of licensing solicitors in the UK.
We work exclusively in the alcohol, entertainment, gambling and retail sectors and help clients ranging from small, one off independents through to national multi-site operators.
But no matter what size of operator we are working with, big or small, our objective is the same: To use legal knowledge and hard work to get clients the results needed to run their business how they want to. General speaking, we give legal advice to:
- Obtain, vary and protect the numerous licences needed on licensed and gambling premises
- Defend licensing, gambling, food hygiene and health and safety reviews
- Manage due-diligence on mergers and acquisitions
Many of our solicitors work with professional bodies such as UK Hospitality, British Beer and Pub Association, Institute of Licencing (IOL) and the British Institute of Innkeeping (BII). They also speak at industry events and write for the national trade press. In addition, we co-wrote the Live Music Act 2012, advising on its course through both Houses of Parliament. We advised the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the implementation of the Licensing Act 2003. And we continue to be consulted by the Home Office and we were involved with the legal experts panel giving evidence for the 10 year review of the Licensing Act 2003.
So, we do not see ourselves as just legal advisors to the licensed trade, but part of it.
Some of our licensing and gambling / gaming clients include: Bandai Namco, BBPA, Bill’s Restaurants, Blueprint Gaming, Bongo’s Bingo, Bourne Leisure, Brunning and Price, Buzz Bingo, Caprice Holdings, Cashino, Chelsea Flower Show, Cote Restaurants, Deliveroo, Dominio’s Pizza, Faces Nightclub, Fuller’s, Gauselmann Group, Honest Burgers, Ivy Collections, Laine’s, Mitchells & Butlers, Paddy Power, Parkdean Resorts, PizzaExpress, Praesepe, Selfridges, Shepherd Neame, Stonegate Pub Company, The Bingo Association, Thunderbird Fried Chicken, UK Hospitality, wagamama.
Other offices: London
|Managing partner||Lisa Sharkeyfirstname.lastname@example.org||0115 953 8500|
|Licensing||Jonathan Smithemail@example.com||0115 953 8500|
|Gambling||Nick Arronfirstname.lastname@example.org||0115 953 8500|
|Licensing and festivals||Andy Grimseyemail@example.com||0115 953 8500|
|Licensing and regulatory||Graeme Cushionfirstname.lastname@example.org||0115 953 8500|
|Licensing (London office)||Lisa Inzaniemail@example.com||0203 859 7755|
|Licensing||Sarah Taylorfirstname.lastname@example.org||0115 953 8500|
|Licensing||James Andersonemail@example.com||0115 953 8500|
|James Anderson||James joined Poppleston Allen as a solicitor in September 2003 and was…||View Profile|
|Nick Arron||Nick is a solicitor and the lead partner in the Betting &…||View Profile|
|Natasha Beck||Paralegal – Gaming and betting.||View Profile|
|Richard Bradley||Solicitor||View Profile|
|Graeme Cushion||After qualifying as a solicitor in 1996, Graeme developed advocacy skills as…||View Profile|
|Suraj Desor||Solicitor||View Profile|
|Andy Grimsey||Andy has practiced both as a Barrister and Solicitor in the Midlands,…||View Profile|
|Lisa Sharkey||Lisa Sharkey if one of the founding members of the firm and,…||View Profile|
|Jonathan Smith||Jonathan has been a licensing solicitor at Poppleston Allen since 1997. After…||View Profile|
|Sarah Taylor||Partner||View Profile|