“The whole process was very smooth as Alex took care of everything.”

Nick Pistolas

Willoughbys Stamford


Alex Tomlinson joined Poppleston Allen in 2017 as a sandwich placement student from Nottingham Trent University. Alex proceeded to graduate with a 2:1 Bachelor of Laws in 2019 and returned to Poppleston Allen the following summer on a training contract.

Alex qualified as a solicitor on November 6 2023.

Alex advises varying clients in licensing applications ranging from full and minor variations to variation of designated premises supervisors. Alex has extensive knowledge of the regulations and procedures around temporary event notices.

Alex works closely with Mitchells & Butlers Leisure Retail, Pizza Express and Zizzi’s.

He understands the business requirements and needs while also being able to advise on the more technical legal aspect.

He is well respected and has a great deal of knowledge with the areas listed above. Alex also has a great relationship with various licensing authorities which is vital in this industry.



“We are long time clients of Poppleston Allen and recently submitted a major variation on one of our premises licence. This was our first time working with Alex who went over and above to liaise with the licensing police. We had some very restrictive historic conditions on our licence. Alex managed to negotiate their removal. We also achieved a later licence for venue. The whole process was very smooth as Alex took care of everything. We are very pleased with Alex’s efforts and very much look forward to working with him again.”Nick Pistolas, Willoughbys Stamford 

“Fantastic service from Alex at Poppleston Allen. He was very knowledgeable which put me at ease from our first phone conversation, got on with things straight away so I didn’t need to chase him up at all, he was a pleasure to work with, and would not hesitate to use him again in the future.” – Kirton Leisure Centre