I joined Smith Partnership in 2006. I am an Associate within the Commercial Property department and specialise in the acquisition, disposal and letting of all types of licensed premises, including hotels, public houses, restaurants, clubs and businesses.
I deal with a significant number of transactions and businesses involving licensed premises every year, acting for both first-time buyers and established publicans advising on the sale and purchase of both leasehold and freehold public houses and dealing with all related issues including the sale and purchase of the business, stock and F&F. I am also able to advise first-time publicans on the potential pitfalls involved in buying a business of this nature.
A significant amount of my experience is within the licensing sector and I deal with all matters relating to the new licensing regime and advise a number of clients on various aspects of licensing law, including premises licence applications, variations, transfers and temporary event notices.