About Us How it All Began

Jeremy Allen & Susanna PopplestonJeremy Allen & Susanna Poppleston

Jeremy Allen and Susanna Poppleston were the founding partners of Poppleston Allen. They were recognised as two of the foremost licensing solicitors in England and Wales.


In the 2008 issue of Chambers, (the ’Who’s Who’ directory for the legal profession), Jeremy Allen and Susanna Poppleston were the only licensing solicitors in the country to have been awarded a star-rating. This means that they were awarded top ranking by their peers as “an outstanding duo” who at the time of publication, “remained firmly at the top of the tree among the national licensing fraternity for their standout presence and reputation as the most experienced and knowledgeable pair in the market.”

Jeremy and Susanna both had an impressive reputation for advocacy, having practised in criminal and family lawbefore they established successful licensing practices. In 1994, they co-founded Poppleston Allen Licensing Solicitors.

Susanna and Jeremy also co-wrote a book entitled ’Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing Law’, with Professor Colin Manchester, published by Cavendish Publishing, April 2005 and this was updated in a second edition in early 2008.

See Jeremy's full biography | See Susanna's full biography

2015 Winner: Jane Blade, Senior Licensing Enforcement Officer, London Borough of Redbridge2015 Winner: Jane Blade, Senior Licensing Enforcement Officer, London Borough of Redbridge

The Jeremy Allen Award for Excellence

This award, created in memory of Poppleston Allen’s founding partner, is now in its second year, and recognises excellence in training and staff development. Candidates must show a consistent and strong commitment to staff development and training, a passion and belief in employee advancement that is truly above and beyond the normal, expected levels.