Licensing Update

Licensing Act: What’s in store…Post Brexit and the House of Lords Select Committee?


Theme: Miscellaneous

Numbers limited to 25

25 September 2017, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Gedling Borough Council


Presented by Freeths and Gedling Borough Council

Course overview

Suitable audience:

Solicitors/legal officers advising Licensing Officers and/or operating appeal hearings under the above legislation in the Magistrates Court

Latest developments in taxi licensing law and a discussion of ‘hot topics’ affecting licensing authorities.


Licensing Act 2003 – What’s in store post Brexit and the House of Lords Select Committee?

Topics to be covered include:

• Licensing – look at how Brexit and the recommendations of the House of Lords Select Committee may impact on the Licensing Act 2003
• Case law update
• Any other areas of interest
• Latest developments; discussion of ‘hot topics’ affecting licensing authorities

Interactive elements

Both morning sessions will encourage discussion both with the presenters and exchange ideas between those attending

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch


This course will cover:

B Technical legal practice

B2 Legal research

C Working with other people

C1 Communicate clearly and effectively

Presenter profiles:

Lisa Gilligan is a Partner at Freeths Leicester office. She has extensive licensing experience having previously worked both in private practice and for a local authority. She deals with the full range of licensing applications and hearings. She has considerable advocacy experience and also represents clients at PACE interviews dealing with a broad range of licensing and regulatory issues. Lisa is also recognised by the Chambers UK Guide as a Leader in the field of Licensing.

Francesca Whyley is the Service Manager – Legal Services at Gedling Borough Council. Francesca joined the Council in 2007 having worked in private practice as a criminal defence solicitor. She has dealt with a wide range of licensing issues including defending the Council at licensing appeal hearings and advising Members at Committee.

Mark Diggle from Ropewalk Chambers was called to the Bar in 1996. He has conducted prosecutions for local authorities in the areas of planning and benefit fraud both in the Magistrates and Crown Courts. Mark provides advice and representation in the area of licensing in particular Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicle licensing and liquor licensing.

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If you would like to send a list of registrants, please email Julie.Scheller@freeths.co.uk.