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Poppleston Allen continues to hold top spot as most ranked licensing firm by The Legal 500

The firm strengthens its already leading position with addition of licensing solicitor, Suraj Desor


The Legal 500 today confirmed that Poppleston Allen is ranked as the top licensing solicitors in England and Wales, and now has 10 licensing solicitors recognised by the legal research guide, more than any other firm of licensing solicitors. 

In addition, Poppleston Allen remains the only firm to have a Tier 1 ranking in two locations, London and the East Midlands.

The directory recognised licensing partners, Lisa Sharkey and Graeme Cushion as ‘Leading Individuals’ with the highest accolade of ‘Hall of Fame’ going to Jonathan Smith and Lisa Inzani.

At the same time, partner David Inzani maintains his ranking as a ‘Rising Star’ and associate solicitor Suraj Desor is now recognised by the directory as a ‘Key Lawyer’.

The firm’s betting and gaming team, led by ‘Recommended’ partner Nick Arron, ranked Tier 2, with partner Richard Bradley and associate solicitor Imogen Moss also receiving ‘Recommended’ status.

Commenting on the results, Poppleston Allen managing partner, Lisa Sharkey, said: “I’m thrilled that, once again, the Legal 500 has given Poppleston Allen the highest of rankings for licensing. I’m very proud that the team we have built are not only technically talented solicitors, several of whom are from our Next Generation team, but people who genuinely love the hospitality sector. And I think this passion shines through when they advise clients.”

The Legal 500 UK is a leading research guide to law firms. The rankings highlight the law firms and individual solicitors who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice. The research is based on feedback from clients, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market.

Full results here:

East Midlands, Licensing


Hall of Fame

Jonathan Smith

Leading individuals

Graeme Cushion

Lisa Sharkey

Recommended lawyers:

James Anderson

Other key lawyer(s):

Suraj Desor

London Betting and Gaming


Recommended lawyers:

Nick Arron

Richard Bradley

Other key lawyer(s):

Imogen Moss

David Inzani

London Licensing


Hall of Fame

Lisa Inzani

Rising stars

David Inzani

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