Peter is a Partner in the Dispute resolution and Licensing teams.
In Dispute Resolution matters Peter advises on breach of contract claims, professional negligence, secured and unsecured finance disputes, high value trusts and contentious probate matters, trade mark infringement and other intellectual property rights disputes.
Experienced in the securing and retaining of remote operating licenses for online gambling sites for clients based all over the world. His client base within the gambling industry is wide, looking after casinos, betting shops, bingo halls, gaming centres and virtual online gambling sites of all types. He also advises on Prize Competitions. His workload includes dealing with challenges from the UK regulator the Gambling Commission who are based in Birmingham.
A recognised authority on UK licensing and gambling laws and on related regulatory matters, Peter gave evidence before the House of Lords Committee reviewing the Licensing Act. Peter’s areas of expertise include advising on the licensing of pubs, restaurants, hotels, entertainment centres, cinemas, wedding venues, outdoor events and festivals, late night food outlets and sexual entertainment establishments under the Licensing Act and others.
Clients include small owner-managed businesses to public companies operating both here in the UK and internationally.
Recent examples of how Peter has supported clients include:
- obtaining an alcohol and late-night refreshments licence for an award-winning international restaurant group that wished to establish a new eatery in the West Midlands;
- obtaining an operating and management licence for an international company which wished to operate a newly created online gambling site within the UK;
- negotiating a plea deal with the UK Gambling Commission which enabled a company to carry on trading after being accused of acting in breach of their licence terms; and
- successfully handling the application for one of only 8 new ‘small’ casino licenses issued under the Gambling Act 2005.