Elaine is a qualified Licensing Paralegal and leads Shoosmiths' licensing team on a day to day basis.
Elaine has more than 30 years experience of satisfactorily resolving applications where objections are received, often without the need for a formal hearing.
The core focus of Elaine's practice is advising clients in relation to the Licensing Act 2003. 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.


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