News and Events - Licensing

14th Apr 2023News

Claim based on “problem gambling” dismissed

A Claimant who described himself as “a problem gambler” has lost his claim against Star Sports, a Mayfair bookmaker, for the return of betting losses incurred whilst he was in a “betting frenzy”. Chris Gillespie represented Star Sports (“SS”). The Claimant had argued that SS, in providing him with facilities to gamble, supplied a service […]

9th Aug 2021News

Tom Day acts for international restaurant group in licensing application

Tom Day acts for international restaurant group in licensing application for a 138 seater restaurant, Delicious Pho, in Spitalfields, which will be the first overseas branch for the Canadian restaurant group. The decision of the Tower Hamlets licensing sub-committee came after representations were made by the licensing authority and the environmental health department against the […]

28th Oct 2019News

Martin Heslop QC Secures First Ever Extension of a Provisional Statement for a Large Casino

Martin Heslop QC secured the first ever extension of a provisional statement for a Large Casino under the Gambling Act 2005 before the Southampton Licensing Committee. Acting on behalf of Aspers, he obtained, despite strenuous residential objections, a three year extension to the original provisional statement for a large casino to be built and operated […]

21st Sep 2017News

Brendan Kelly QC represented Suzie Best in her application for a Horse Training Licence

Suzie Best’s application for a licence, following her husband’s  suspension as a Trainer, was eventually granted last week. Jim Best, her husband, has completed his period of suspension but had indicated an intention to withdraw from training. His yard was renowned and had enjoyed in excess of 200 winners prior to his suspension. Jim Best was […]

3rd Aug 2017News

2 Hare Court Welcomes New Tenants Gavin Irwin and Howard Watkinson

Chambers are delighted to announce that Gavin Irwin (previously of Drystone Chambers) and Howard Watkinson (previously of Foundry Chambers) have accepted invitations to join 2 Hare Court. Gavin Irwin is a specialist advocate in serious and financial crime. He regularly advises and appears in matters concerning fraud, money laundering and corruption. Gavin is instructed to […]