Guildhall Chambers has a national reputation in local government licensing law, and our members offer expertise in numerous other areas affecting local government.
We act in relation to all forms of licensed activities, including:
Kerry Barker and Sue Cavender are joint authors of Licensing: The New Law. Kerry is also editor of the new Licensing Law Reports (Jordan Publishing), co-author of Betting, Gaming and Lotteries and a contributor to Paterson's Licensing Acts.
Our barristers also have a strong record in challenging and defending local authority decisions, including in relation to austerity cuts, conflicts between cuts and statutory duties, and developments in the law of consultation and proportionality.
Other areas of expertise include education, special educational needs and EHC assessments and plans, housing and homelessness.