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Licensing Law

Licensing can be a complex matter encompassing many important business and private activities. Areas of licensing law can be as varied as alcohol licensing, licenses to provide entertainment to the public, and private firearms licensing.

The problem with licensing matters is that it can be difficult to get them right, yet there may be serious consequences for getting them wrong. In my career as a licensing barrister I have taken a particular interest in all areas of licensing law and have developed in-depth knowledge covering a wide variety of licensing issues. Unlike most licensing barristers, I can offer the same service as traditional licensing lawyers as well as acting as your licensing law barrister in court. I am a member of the Institute of Licensing and hold the Professional Licensing Practitioner’s Qualification (PLPQ) and am ranked as a leading barrister (Band 3) for licensing in the independent publication The Legal 500 for 2015.

As a licensing barrister, I can assist you with a range of different kinds of license, including:

If you require the services of traditional licensing lawyers as well as an experienced licensing law barrister, please contact me today to discuss your circumstances on 07771 541449 or

Licensing Law

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I met Stuart when I was on the opposing side in a recent licensing appeal. Since that time Woods Whur have instructed him in matters, in the most recent of which he won and had costs awarded in our client's favour. I would have no hesitation in recommending him."

Mr. P Whur, London

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Stuart Jessop wins Case to close Soho’s Historic Windmill Strip Club

23 January 2018

Stuart Jessop has recently represented a client who was successful in opposing an application for a sexual entertainment venue licence by the historic Windmill Strip Club based in Soho, with Westminster City Council taking the decision not to renew the licence.

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