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Keystone Law

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Gareth Hughes

Work 020 3319 3700
Keystone Law

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Barrister for the hospitality and entertainment sectors


Gareth is a skilled barrister who acts for an impressive portfolio of clients in the hospitality and entertainment sectors on both licensing and planning matters. He regularly acts as an advocate on behalf of clients before licensing committees all over the country and on appeal to the Magistrates’ Court, having dealt with cases right up to the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords on major points of law.


2016 Keystone Law Consultant Barrister
2002-2016 Jeffrey Green Russell Ltd Director and Barrister
1992-2002 Westminster Council Deputy Head of Legal Service, Business Unit
1986-1990 Goldsmiths Buildings | Barrister


Chairman of the London Institute of Licensing

London: Crime, fraud and licensing


Within: Leading individuals

Gareth Hughes - Keystone Law

Within: Licensing

Keystone Law's licensing practice has developed significantly since the arrival of Andrew Wong  and Gareth Hughes  from Gordon Dadds LLP in October 2016. Wong is praised as being ‘a real star’ who ‘looks for solutions to achieve the apparently impossible’, while Hughes is described as ‘first class.’ Robert Sutherland  is the other key name to note. The team recently advised on securing the grant of a new 24 hour licence for the new Koko and Hope Project in the heart of the Camden stress area; secured the grant of a 5am licence for a new venue Bloc South against Lambeth Councils licensing policy; and assisted the Royal National Theatre with restructuring of the premises licence following addition of new land to the site and change of hours and refreshing conditions with local residential opposition. The firm also counts high-end London hotels and restaurants as clients.

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