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Cornerstone Barristers, Philip Kolvin QC, London, ENGLAND

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Philip Kolvin QC

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Work 020 7242 4986
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Cornerstone Barristers (Cornerstone Barristers)

Position

Head of Chambers; Head of the Licensing Team;  Recorder of Crown Court 2018. He specialises in licensing and regulatory law. 

Career

Called 1985 (Inner Temple), Philip specialises in all aspects of licensing: alcohol, entertainment, festivals, stadia, sex shops, sexual entertainment venues, gambling (casinos, betting, bingo, AGCs, FECs and remote), taxis and caravan sites. He acts for industry, trade associations, local authorities, police, national regulators, campaign groups and communities in alcohol, gambling and sex work. He also acts for interesting or niche independents and small operators.

Recent notable cases include Uber (various), Fabric, Hillsborough, festivals (Wireless, Lovebox, Boomtown), Hemming v Westminster (sex fees case). He appears in front of the Supreme Court, Licensing Committees, in the Magistrates' Courts, the High Court, the Court of Appeal,  and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

He is widely involved in training and advising on policy and strategy. 

Philip is the editor of Licensed Premises: Law and Practice (2013 Bloomsbury); Gambling for Local Authorities: Licensing, Planning and Regeneration (2010 Institute of Licensing); author Sex Licensing (2010 Institute of Licensing); Cornerstone on Councillors' Conduct (2015 Bloomsbury); Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents on Licensing (2015 Lexis Nexis); Atkins Court Forms on Licensing (2012 Lexis Nexis); Saving Open Space (2004 Green Space).

Member

Past Chair of Night Time Commission for London; Best Bar None; Purple Flag and Institute of Licensing.

Education

RGS Newcastle upon Tyne; Oxford University.

Leisure

Growing things, cooking stuff, blues guitar, watching theatre, piano, football fanaticism.


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Licensing

Within: Licensing – Leading silks

Philip Kolvin QC - Cornerstone Barristers ‘An extremely accomplished counsel.’

Within: Licensing

Cornerstone Barristers is ‘a very high calibre’ set, with ‘go-to silks’ for complex licensing work. Numerous members have acted in permissions sought by Uber for operating licences in London and Sheffield. Other highlights include head of chambers Philip Kolvin QC acting for the licensers in R (Rostron) v Guildford Borough Council, pending before the Court of Appeal, concerning a local council’s attempt to set maximum taxi fares.

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