Licensing Update


The Licensing Act 2003 is Ten Years Old…where are we now? Taxi licensing under Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976; Town Police Clauses Act 1847

Numbers limited to 25

4 October 2016, 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 appearing at appeal hearings under the above legislation in the Magistrates’ court


  • Licensing Act 2003 –Licensing Act 10 years on…where are we now?
  • Hackney Carriage and Private Hire licences for drivers/operators/vehicles Topics to be covered include:Premises licences – looking at how the Licensing Act 2003 has impacted over the last 10 years; case law updateTaxi licensing – changes introduced by the Deregulation Act 2015; any proposals by the Government for further changes; case law update; any other areas of interest

Interactive element

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

Duration: (3 Training hours) including lunch


B Technical legal practice 

B2 Legal research

Presenter profiles

Lisa Gilligan is a Director 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.

Lyn Sugden, Gedling Borough Council is 20 years pqe, 10 years in private practice (civil litigation) and 8 years local authority – working for a Borough Council. Her remit is wide ranging covering both public and private law. She is also an Associate Lecturer with the Open University (Public Law and Criminal Law).

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.