Our Licensing Team is one of the largest and most experienced in East Anglia, displaying not just strength in advocacy skills but a thorough understanding of the licensed trade.

For our clients, this means that our lawyers deliver not only a high level of technical expertise but also empathise with the increasingly complex demands of retailing within this sector.

We act for a range of clients including public houses, restaurants, hotels, convenience stores, supermarkets, nightclubs and a host of peripheral retailers such as health clubs and garden centres and are on hand to provide practical advice.

The team's expertise covers the following areas:

  • premises licences and club premises certificates - applications for new grant, variations, transfers, interim authorities, closure orders, representation at review hearings and appeals
  • personal licences
  • betting and gambling
  • regulatory crime, including health and safety, food safety and underage sales
  • planning applications, appeals and enforcement notices.

Legal 500 UK 2022 Top Tier

Key contacts

Matthew Gowen

Partner (Barrister)

+44 (0)1473 299118

+44 (0)7836 615178

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Julie Gowland

Legal Director

+44 (0)1603 756413

+44 (0)7827 747070

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Meet the full team

‘The [licensing] team was exceptional – very friendly and approachable, giving their answers and advice in plain English. They were easy to contact ... All ways round, the team was exemplary.'

Legal 500 [UK 2021]