Ranked InBristol and surrounds
Licensing (Band 2)
Practice Areas: Chris is Head of Licensing and Gambling, and deals with all the licensing requirements of the leisure industry. Chris also advises clients in the gaming and entertainment sectors, including betting, lottery and hi-tech gaming advice. He has particular expertise in the regulatory requirements of sports stadia and large outdoor events. Over the past year, Chris has worked on overhauling the licensed portfolio for the University of Bristol, advised on the licensing and regulatory issues for three major festivals, several other major outdoor events, and advised a number of racecourses on a wide range of gambling, licensing and Private Security Act issues.
Professional Memberships: Institute of Licensing, UK Environmental Law Association, Football Safety Officers Association, Association of Festival Organisers, and National Outdoor Events Association.
Career: 2000 Trainee, Burges Salmon; 2002 Solicitor; 2006 Associate; 2008 to present Senior Associate/Head of Licensing.
Publications: In-house Lawyer Magazine, Metals Bulletin, After Hours Licensing and Gambling Briefing.
Personal: Born 1977. Education: University of Durham, College of Law (Guildford). Married to Stephanie (principal of Pritchetts Law). Hobbies: Runs a record label, writes, records and performs music with his band, Jacanda, which is comprised of Chris and four other lawyers.