Piers is a licensing lawyer who can advise on all areas of alcohol licensing, in particular relating to the provision of alcohol and regulated entertainment in pubs, clubs and restaurants.
Piers also advises on issues relating to private members clubs, as well as on reviews or challenges to premises licences and appeals. He regularly appears at licensing committees around the country and also writes for national journals on matters affecting licensed premises.
He is an associate member of the Emergency Planning College and lectures on licensing matters.
Piers qualified in 2000 and his supervisor at TLT is Matthew Phipps.
Jurisdiction: England and Wales
- Advising on behalf of a pub company in relation to the review of a premises licence following allegations of Covid and other breaches. Agreeing conditions in advance of the hearing with the police and making submissions at the hearing, with the police commending the approach of the pub company to the Committee when presenting their case.
- Speaking to operators and their advisers nationally at various events and for various organisations in relation to the impact of Covid regulations on aspects of licensing law and pavement licences throughout the pandemic; writing extensively on the subject for national industry publications.
- Obtaining a varied premises licence with later hours for a client in the Shoreditch cumulative impact zone, where the Licensing Committee had previously refused a premises licence.
- Acting for a festival operator in obtaining variations to time limited licences to allow for postponed events to go ahead in subsequent years.