At the top of her league

The Legal 500 2016 Edition

Lisa has specialised in licensing for over 23 years and has been with Poppleston Allen since its inception.

She has experience in all sectors of the industry from pubs, bars and restaurants to the more complex matters surrounding late-night licensing, particularly in cumulative impact areas.

There isn’t much in the way of licensing that Lisa hasn’t experienced. This is reflected in Lisa’s Band 1 ranking in Chambers & Partners legal guide.

The guide states “Lisa Sharkey is an expert in her field" and is noted for her success before licensing committees.

Another leading legal directory, The Legal 500, notes Lisa as being "able to tailor services to suit the client" as well as being "knowledgeable and forthright".

Lisa is former Director of Legal and Ethnics for the Security Institute and is now Honary Fellow of the Institute, providing pro-bona legal advice and support.

In addition, Lisa is a tribunal member of the Pubs Independent Conciliation and Arbitration Service (PICA-Service).

Lisa splits her time between our Nottingham and London offices and acts for a large number of independent clients and multiple operators.

Key clients include:

  • Mitchells & Butlers, operators of one of the largest managed and leased pub estates in the UK;
  • Carluccio's, the fast growing Italian restaurant chain;
  • Ricker Restaurants, award winning group of prestigious London eateries;
  • The Howard de Walden Estate, freehold owner of most of the buildings in 92 acres of Marylebone, central London;
  • Consolidated Developments, a group that, for over 30 years, has been instrumental in shaping today’s Soho;
  • Criterion Capital, real estate asset manager that identifies, acquires, develops and manages real estate on behalf of long-term Investors;
  • CEG, estates and development business with a portfolio covering nine million square feet with a capital value of around £800 million;
  • Z Hotels, boutique urban hotel chain;
  • Splendid Restaurants; operators of Jack & Alice restaurants;
  • Center Parcs
  • Tenpin; One of the largest operators of Tenpin bowling centres in the UK;
  • Randall & Aubin, prestigious environmentally sustainable restaurant in Soho.

Lisa is a respected advocate and speaks regularly at legal training sessions, client forums and trade conferences.

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