I am an Associate Chartered Legal Executive in the London office.
I qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in November 2010. I completed my training at Thomas Eggar and gained wide experience in Landlord & Tenant disputes.
I have since gained broad expertise in alcohol and entertainment licensing and assist various Operators in the retail, hospitality, leisure and entertainment sectors.
I also deal with criminal litigation with a focus on driving offences - drink / drug / dangerous driving allegations, speeding offences where there is a risk of disqualification, as well as DVLA licence revocation appeals.
My clients are diverse, ranging from large property-owning companies to Operators of five-star hotels, Michelin star restaurants and restaurant chains, private members clubs, nightclubs, vessels, convenience stores and off-licences.
- Achieving the grant of a new premises licence with off-sales of alcohol, where no new alcohol licences had been granted since 2018 and despite strong objections from the police and local authority.
Acting for a restaurant operator based in a stress area and securing the grant of a premises licence, despite several representations from nearby residents.
Acting for an operator of a vessel on the Embankment River in securing the grant of a premises licence permitting alcohol sales, despite the matter proceeding to a licensing committee hearing.
Acting for a well-known hotel brand in securing a new premises licence for a new hotel site in central London and achieving a 3am licence for one of its bar areas.
Acting for a London operator in successfully obtaining planning permission for a change of use from a restaurant to a drinking establishment.
Acting for an individual in defending a drink drive allegation and securing an acquittal at Trial based on disclosure issues, as the accused could not have a fair Trial.
Acting for an individual who had six points on her licence and faced a further six points due to a mobile phone offence which put her at risk of receiving a driving ban. Agreeing a ‘guilty’ plea to an amended charge with the CPS, which carried three points. The client could continue driving without risking a driving disqualification on this occasion.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
The strong team environment. I work with an amazing and talented team of lawyers, who all bring a wealth of knowledge to the firm and the collaborative work which takes place to achieve the best possible outcome for clients is inspiring.
What do you do away from the office?
I am a body combat enthusiast! I enjoy modest running and hiking. I also love travelling, café hopping and spending time with family and friends.