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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:
Web:
www.ftbchambers.co.uk
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 BuildingThe go-to counsel for licensing matters.

Within: Licensing

Francis Taylor Building is ‘a set that really knows its stuff’. Members are recommended as barristers who ‘get results on the most difficult cases’. Notable highlights include Jeremy Phillips QC representing Taxify in its application to obtain an operating licence for its ride-sharing app in London. Gary Grant QC has successfully acted for numerous licensees in obtaining or maintaining their licences in the restrictive Westminster area. Junior members Leo Charalambides and Annabel Graham Paul have been acting for McDonald’s in licensing its franchises.

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