Elaine leads Shoosmiths' Licensing team on a day to day basis. The core focus of Elaine's practice is advising clients in relation to the Licensing Act 2003. Elaine has considerable experience of satisfactorily resolving applications where objections are received, often without the need for a formal hearing. She has a strong reputation for negotiating and dealing with these issues promptly and effectively.
Elaine assists major national retail, leisure and food & drink clients with applications for new and renewed premises licences, variations, temporary event notices, transfers, reviews and appeals.
Elaine also supports the corporate and insolvency teams. She advises and proceeds quickly to secure licence protection for buyers on the appointment of receivers or where properties are repossessed.