I am a Consultant with Trethowans, assisting the Licensing Team. My specialist areas are the Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005, SIA, and SEL licensing.
Associated regulatory advice includes Reviews, Closure Notices and Orders, Noise Abatement Prosecutions etc. I regularly appear at Hearings across the South, including London, and deal with appeals through to High Court challenges, representing applicants, appellants and objectors.
My memberships include as a trainer with BII, and the Institute of Licensing.
I have been ranked as a leader in licensing in Chambers for many years, and am currently Ranked Band 3 in Chambers (2018). I act for a broad range of clients, assisting with licensing applications and alterations, as well as enforcement proceedings. Sources note her "depth of knowledge and the ability to negotiate with tricky parties."
Areas of Expertise
Since joining Trethowans, I have successfully represented Ladbrokes at a number of contested hearings. “Julia is always well prepared, composed and eloquent. Challenging objections have been overcome by her persuasive legal argument,” the client commented.
I recently acted swiftly to be heard on an Expedited Summary Review, seeking instant closure to prevent that, and successfully concluded over 20 Licensing Act appeals without having to take the matter to final hearing.
What others say
“An excellent job well done – little fuss – great result.” – Trevor Osborne, The Trevor Osborne Property Group (on Provisional Statement for 10+ licences for development in cumulative impact area).
“An excellent service and working relationship. First rate advocacy skills.” – John Pickering, Rowlands Castle Parish Council (on successful appeal against Shell’s licence grant for garage shop).
Away from the office
Having sold the glider, my interests are now mainly the 3 dogs, my church and its outreach, food and wine, and an occasional return to the archery range.