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Promotion of ‘homegrown’ solicitor announced

Natasha Beck becomes the firm's latest associate

Leading alcohol and gambling licensing firm, Poppleston Allen, has promoted solicitor Natasha Beck to associate, as it sees business rebound after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Natasha, who joined the firm in 2010 as a paralegal, completed both her law degree (LLB Hons 2:1) and a Masters degree in Banking and Finance at Sheffield Hallam University, before completing her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Birmingham. Natasha qualified as a solicitor in October 2013 and now advises some of the firm’s largest clients including PizzaExpress, Five Guys, Ask Italian and Zizzi restaurants.

Her advice covers various aspects of licensing law including new premises licence applications, variations, and temporary event notice applications. Natasha also represents clients at licensing hearings.

Lisa Sharkey, managing partner at Poppleston Allen, comments: “People development has always played a major part in our success. Natasha’s promotion is thoroughly deserved. It has been a real pleasure to watch Natasha grow within the firm.”

Natasha, whose promotion takes effect on July 1, commented commented: “I’ve really enjoyed the journey from paralegal to associate and I’m proud to be taking this next step in my career with Poppleston Allen. Although the last 18 months have been challenging due to the pandemic, I really enjoy working in such a dynamic sector. Not only do we have a great client base, but I’m also fortunate enough to be surrounded by the best licensing solicitors in the business.”

This promotion means the firm, which has offices in Nottingham’s Lace Market and central London, has a total of 16 partners, solicitors and associates – more than any other licensing firm in the UK.

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