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The licensing lawyers the media turn to

Our alcohol and gambling licensing solicitors are often featured in the national press and trade media.

As the leading firm of alcohol and gambling licensing solicitors in the UK, our legal experts are often asked to give opinions on legislation and its potential impact.

They have appeared on the ITV News and BBC Radio and have been featured in national titles such as The Guardian, The I, The Daily Mail and City News to name just a few.

Below is a short roundup of recent coverage.

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Licensing & regulatory

i News – Where to get Welsh Covid pass and new rules explained

Partner, Andy Grimsey features in i News answering questions regarding Covid passes in Wales.

Link to article: i News

Date published: 12th October 2021


The Express – Barnet issue plea as furloughed staff return and immediately take holiday

Managing Partner, Lisa Sharkey features in The Express offering a suggestion to the government regarding staff shortages.

Link to article: The Express

Date published: 24th August 2021


The Morning Advertiser – Hospitality sector makes ‘significant contribution’ to UK economy growth

Partner, Graeme Cushion features in the Morning Advertiser regarding the importance of hospitality in helping the British economic recovery.

Link to article: The Morning Advertiser

Date published: 12th August 2021


Business Live – UK GDP increased by 4.8% in Q2 2021 following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions

Partner, Graeme Cushion features in the Morning Advertiser regarding the importance of hospitality in helping the British economic recovery.

Link to article: Business Live

Date published: 12th August 2021


GQ – England vs Germany at Euro 2020

Partner, Graeme Cushion features in GQ discussing singing the national anthem whilst seated in a pubs for England vs Germany at Euro 2020.

Link to article: GQ

Date published: 29th June 2021


Daily Star – Euro 2020: Pubs to miss out on £5 million during England v Germany clash

Partner, Graeme Cushion features in the Daily Star answering questions ahead of England’s Euro 2020 knockout game against Germany.

Link to article: Daily Star

Date published: 29th June 2021


The Sun – England fans rallying cry for euros victory

Partner, Graeme Cushion features in the Sun discussing standing and singing in pubs for Euro 2020.

Link to article: The Sun

Date published: 11th June 2021


The Morning Advertiser – Is singing the national anthem in pubs a Covid transmission risk?

Partner, Graeme Cushion features in The Morning Advertiser answering some last minute licensing questions ahead of Euro 2020.

Link to article: The Morning Advertiser

Date published: 9th June 2021


i News – Covid restrictions explained as pubs and restaurants open indoors, from Rule of Six to face masks

Poppleston Allen feature in i News answering questions regarding the reopening of pubs and restaurants indoors.

Link to article: i News

Date published: 18th May 2021


Daily Star – Full list of new restaurant and pub rules

Solicitor, Suraj Desor features in the Daily Star answering if people can dance in pubs and if pubs can host live music from the 17th May lockdown easing.

Link to article: Daily Star

Date published: 17th May 2021


The Guardian – Customers flock to pubs and restaurants as lockdown eases

A comprehensive Q&A features in The Guardian discussing the legal issues surrounding the easing of lockdown rules at pubs and restaurants in England.

Link to article: The Guardian

Date published: 12th April 2021


i News – Covid restrictions for pubs and restaurants as they open outdoors

Partner, Andy Grimsey features in i News answering what counts as outdoor space and if pubs can show sport outside.

Link to article: i News

Date published: 12th April 2021


The Express – Can pubs show sport outside?

Partner, Andy Grimsey features in The Express answering if pubs can show sport outside.

Link to article: The Express

Date published: 12th April 2021


Birmingham Live – 15 pub rules customers must follow as boozers reopen

Partner, Andy Grimsey features in Birmingham Live answering some burning questions about how to act in the pub following the 12th April reopening.

Link to article: Birmingham Live

Date published: 12th April 2021


MSN – 15 pub rules customers must follow as boozers reopen

Partner, Andy Grimsey features in MSN answering some burning questions about how to act in the pub following the 12th April reopening.

Link to article: MSN

Date published: 12th April 2021


MSN – Covid restrictions for pubs and restaurants as they open outdoors

Partner, Andy Grimsey features in MSN answering what counts as outdoor space and if pubs can show sport outside.

Link to article: MSN

Date published: 12th April 2021

Gambling

Coinslot International – A legal look at 2021

Partner, Nick Arron features in Coinslot International takes a legal look at 2021 and all the hurdles the industry had to jump just to get to the starting line.

Link to article: Coinslot International

Date published: 29th December 2021


EGR – Industry predictions: UK stake limits look likely and firms will struggle to see returns in US

Solicitor, David Inzani features in EGR predicting the big themes in online gaming for 2022.

Link to article: EGR

Date published: 24th December 2021


Gambling Insider – Why the definition of gambling is more important than ever

Solicitor, Imogen Moss explains that seeking to define gambling is an ever-evolving issue for an industry where novel products are continually hitting the market.

Link to article: Gambling Insider

Date published: 20th December 2021


Coinslot International – Solving the staffing shortage crisis

Associate solicitor, Richard Bradley features in Coinslot International providing his thoughts on some ways to solve the staffing shortage crisis.

Link to article: Coinslot International

Date published: 10th December 2021


Coinslot International – Opportunities for gaming machines

Associate solicitor, Richard Bradley features in Coinslot International discussing how the fruit machine can thrive.

Link to article: Coinslot International

Date published: 25th November 2021


SBC News – The impacts of a gambling shirt ban

Solicitor, Imogen Moss features in SBC News sharing her views on the upcoming the gambling shirt ban in football.

Link to article: SBC News

Date published: 25th November 2021


EGR – A legal viewpoint of the UKGC’s probe into Sorare

Associate Solicitor, Richard Bradley features in EGR examining how the UKGC will weigh up whether NFT-based fantasy football game Sorare is deemed to be gambling.

Link to article: EGR

Date published: 27th October 2021


Coinslot International – “Aim to permit” licensing principles

Partner, Nick Arron features in Coinslot International looking at the new gambling White Paper and how it might impact land-based operators.

Link to article: Coinslot International

Date published: 22nd October 2021


CasinoBeats – Premier League gambling sponsorships reportedly set to end

Solicitor, Imogen Moss features in CasinoBeats sharing her views on the upcoming the gambling shirt ban in football.

Link to article: CasinoBeats

Date published: 24th September 2021


Coinslot International – Is cash a king in abdication or will the seaside sector remain a loyal territory?

Solicitor, Imogen Moss features in Coinslot International tackling the big debate on cash in the modern society.

Link to article: Coinslot International

Date published: 13th September 2021


Coinslot International – Navigating a way through the licensing rules following the ‘staycation’ boom

Solicitor, Imogen Moss features in Coinslot International run over the vital licensing Q&As ahead of the peak August holiday season.

Link to article: Coinslot International

Date published: 7th September 2021


EGR – What could the Twitch gambling link ban mean for affiliates?

Associate solicitor, Richard Bradley features in EGR wondering whether the Twitch referral ban could lead to further regulatory scrutiny for gambling affiliates.

Link to article: EGR

Date published: 2nd September 2021


Gambling Insider – What exactly does Freedom Day mean for betting shops, arcades and casinos in England?

Solicitor, David Inzani features in Gambling Insider with a list of FAQs regarding Freedom Day.

Link to article: Gambling Insider

Date published: 19th July 2021


EGR – Football Index fallout doesn’t spell the end of innovation in the sector if lessons are learned

Partner, Nick Arron features in EGR looking at what the industry can learn from the demise of Football Index.

Link to article: EGR

Date published: 10th June 2021


Gambling Insider – Discussing the high profile Football Index case

Partner, Nick Arron discusses the fascinating recent high-profile Football Index case, which saw the operator go into administration, leaving players short of millions cumulatively.

Link to article: Gambling Insider

Date published: 14th May 2021