(All levels)

Monday 5 October 2015, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Gedling Borough Council


Presented by Freeths, Browne Jacobson, Gedling Borough Council and Ropewalk Chambers

Seminar overview

The morning session will provide a  Licensing Round Up for 2015 We will look at the aftermath of Funky Mojoe and impact on procedural defects, the legality of Super – Strength campaigns and finish with a review of current hot topics and a case law update.

Following this there will be an update on taxi licensing, looking at recent case law. At the end of the morning we will be looking at what happens when an aggrieved applicant for a licence (premises or taxi) makes an appeal to the Magistrates’ Court; the initial hearing and trial.

Duration: Half a day (3 CPD points) including lunch

Speaker profiles:

Lisa Gilligan is a senior associate 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.

Rachel Lyne, Browne Jacobson has represented a range of clients in the hospitality and leisure sector for over 15 years including: national pub operators, hotels, high street retailers, restaurants ,nightclubs, bingo operators and casinos.  Her experience includes advising and representing operators at licensing committee hearings dealing with applications for new premsies licences as well as variation applications.  Rachel has also represented clients at hearings calling for a review of a premises licence and at Magistrates’ Court appeal hearings.

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.

How to book

To book a place on this seminar please contact Julie Scheller on 0845 272 5701 or email julie.scheller@freeths.co.uk

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