“I would happily recommend Felix to other restauranteurs to be their licensing lawyer!”

Brian Hannon

Super 8 Restaurants Limited


Felix Faulkner is a Solicitor in Poppleton Allen’s London office. Felix initially joined Poppleston Allen in 2015 as a sandwich placement student from Nottingham Trent University, and graduated with a 2:1 Bachelor of Laws in 2017.

Felix returned to Poppleston Allen in November 2019 to begin his training contract following completion of his Legal Practice Course and Master of Laws at Nottingham Law School.

Felix advises a broad selection of clients on various aspects of licensing law including new premise licence applications, both full and minor variations, temporary event notices, and assists in preparing cases for both hearings and appeals.

Felix is also part of PA’s betting and gaming team where he provides legal advice on a broad array of matters, and application support for a number of national clients.

During the COVID-19 pandemic Felix was continually on top of the ever-changing government regulations and guidance and advised clients quickly and efficiently on the potential consequences these have had on their businesses. This advice was invaluable to clients and assisted them to effectively manoeuvre their way through an unprecedented time for the licensed trade.

Felix holds the National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders and the National Certificate for Licensing Practitioners (Gambling).


“We chose to work with Poppleston Allen to extend the hours on our premises licence at our venue in Peckham- Jumbi. The Firm were recommended to us by a number of different friends within the Hospitality Sector who had successful campaigns in similar situations. Lisa and Felix were both deeply connected with our aspirations and organisational character, demonstrating an ideal harmony of enthusiasm, personality, expertise and professionalism. This allowed them to build a very strong and compelling case for our application – which was successfully granted with minimal conditions at a contested hearing. The balance of understanding the importance of community, having a strong grasp of our sub-culture and a confident application of the law meant that they where the perfect team to help us achieve our goal and allow our business, and wider community, to flourish” – Bradley Zero, Co-founder at Jumbi

“A big thank you to Poppleston Allen and Felix for advising on all the licensing aspects of the deal for Mountain. Felix made the process both smooth and efficient and worked very hard to ensure the premises licence was in place for opening. I would happily recommend Felix to other restauranteurs to be their licensing lawyer!” – Brian Hannon, Co-founder at Super 8 Restaurants Limited

“Poppleston Allen were our licensing advisors in relation to Young’s extension of the Guinea Grill in Mayfair, an iconic London pub much loved by its customers, into an adjacent art gallery premises to increase covers and trading capacity. It required a lot of skillful interaction with the authorities in order to secure a new premises licence and both Felix and James conducted this brilliantly using their contacts and experience and communicating with the wider Young’s team at all times during the process so we achieved our objectives. The pub is now open again following refurbishment and looks better than ever! Result!” – Brendan Brammer, Acquisitions Manager, Young & Co.’s Brewery

“Poppleston Allen has had an important role in the expansion of Merkur Slots, initially providing crucial strategic advice. Richard and Felix work seamlessly with the team at Merkur Slots handling the Bingo Premises Licence applications on our behalf. Their experience and their relationships with the Local Authorities are invaluable for us as we develop the Merkur Slots brand.” – Sascha Blodau, General Manager UK at the Gauselmann Group

“Nick, Felix & the team at PA were great and they smoothly guided us through the process (& minefield) of applications. They were down to earth, straight talking and very approachable. Without doubt I will use them again as the business begins to grow and would not hesitate to recommend the team to other businesses seeking legal services. I look forward to building a long-term relationship with them” – Mike Smith, Director at LOL Entertainment Ltd