Karen Lush

Associate and Head of Licensing, Licensing

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023 8082 0464

I head up the firm’s Licensing Team. I have over 20 years of specialist licensing experience and can help with all types of premises licensing.

I am responsible for managing the licensing requirements of several large national restaurant chains. This includes all new premises licence applications throughout England and Wales as well as changes to existing restaurants, like amending the layout and/or operational requirements; DPS variations; payment of annual fees and applications by staff for their personal licences.

As a result, I am familiar with licensing policies nationwide and enjoy good relations with the relevant licensing authorities. With the prevalence of outdoor dining, I am proficient at applying for street trading/pavement licences, so customers can enjoy the British sunshine when it makes an appearance.

I am a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, as well as an affiliate member of the British Institute of Innkeeping and an Associate Member of the Institute of Licensing.

Karen Lush stands out for her "attention to detail and responsiveness," with clients saying: "She continues to provide a superb level of service, and her knowledge and work ethic are second to none." - Chambers Guide

Areas of Expertise

Premises Licensing
Tables and Chairs/Street Trading/pavement licences
Personal Licences
Due Diligence
Enforcement/closure notices and orders

Areas of Expertise

Premises Licensing
Tables and Chairs/Street Trading/pavement licences
Personal Licences
Due Diligence
Enforcement/closure notices and orders