Poppleston Allen provide a quality legal service for our business. They understand our commercial demands and react quickly and effectively to our legal issues.
Matt Cole, Managing Director, Blueprint Gaming UK Limited
Nick is a solicitor and the lead partner in the Betting & Gaming Team, having responsibility for Operating, Personal and Premises Licences under the Gambling Act 2005.
Nick acts for a wide variety of leisure operators from large corporations to single site operators, including bookmakers, bingo operators, family entertainment centre and adult gaming centre arcades, clubs and gaming machine manufacturers and suppliers. His clients are from the terrestrial land based sector and on-line gambling world and Nick has particular expertise with web based operations.
He advises major leisure companies including: Blueprint Gaming Ltd, Blueprint Operations Ltd, Regal Amusement Machine Sale Ltd, Palatial Leisure Ltd , Haven Leisure Limited, Namco, Paddy Power, Parkdean, Six Piers and Tenpin.
Nick acted for successfully Nikolas Shaw Ltd in the first appeal relating to the new casinos under the Gambling Act 2005.
He is retained as legal advisor by the Bingo Association and sits on the Bourne Leisure Group Gambling Risk Management Committee. He has written gambling law qualifications and regularly delivers training to local authority officers, councillors, the police, operators, Personal Management Licence Holders and staff involved in gaming, betting and lotteries. Nick is also commended in the 2013 Legal 500 Guide for bringing unrivalled knowledge and expertise to his role.
Nick contributes regularly to the trade press, including The Publican’s Morning Advertiser, Institute of Licensing Journal and the BII Business magazine. Nick co-wrote the definitive pocket guide to the new licensing act, called The 2010 Licensed Trade Guide with Jeremy Allen and Graeme Cushion.
Nick has developed our employment law service in conjunction Nelsons Solicitors, which provides retail operators with the basic employment documentation for members of staff, information pertinent to the leisure industry and regular news updates. Please see the 'Employment' section of the site.
Nick’s IT knowledge led him to conceiving, developing and refining a secure on-line portal to the firms database for clients which is effective and acts as a 24/7 window on their files held at the firm.
In conjunction with the BII, we have created an exam compiled from past paper questions.