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Matthew Phipps

a really big figure in licensing; he's meticulous, confident and charismatic
chambers 2018

About Matthew

Matthew is head of TLT's Licensing team. He has presented many hundreds of applications before local licensing authorities, and magistrates courts, and has worked with clients to set up robust due diligence systems.  He acts for substantial tenanted estates, pub companies, hotels, music festivals, developers and other leisure operators, as well as local residents and local authorities.

Matthew is independently recognised as an expert in the field of Licensing by Chambers UK, a guide to the legal profession and as a leading individual by Legal 500.  He joined TLT in 2004 and is a regular speaker at national licensing conferences and has presented to local authority officers and the police.

Matthew has been appointed legal officer for the Institute of Licensing (Welsh region) and is a Trustee of the British Institute of Inn Keeping.

Jurisdiction: England and Wales

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