Lorna has a CLT Paralegal Qualification in Licensing Law and Practice and works as a Paralegal within the Licensing Team at Shoosmiths. Lorna's core focus of practice is advising clients on matters relating to the Licensing Act 2003.
Lorna has experience of resolving applications where objections are received by negotiating and reaching mutual agreements with responsible authorities and other relevant parties, often without the need for a formal hearing of the licensing sub committee. Where agreements cant be reached, Lorna works with her clients and leading licensing Barristers to effectively prepare for a hearing where necessary.
Lorna assists major national retail, leisure and food & drink clients with applications for new premises licences, variations, temporary event notices, transfers and hearings.
Lorna also advises other departments within Shoosmiths on licensing matters where required.