Alun Thomas

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Alun is co-founder of the firm. He has 30 years’ experience of licensing and related matters, including planning and regulatory crime.

Alun’s practice ranges from shopping centres and development work for landlords, including Shaftesbury, Capco, Argent, British Land, Soho Estates, Canary Wharf, Almacantar, Portland Estates, GPE and more to high-profile operators and most of London’s theatres. He represents many clients within London Boroughs, especially Westminster, where he has an unrivalled presence and experience.

Recent instructions include:

The Royal Parks. Following complaints relating to noise from the 2011 concert program, the City Council instigated a licensing review. Alun defended the review, as a result of which the conditions proposed by the environmental health and the local residents were not imposed. For more details, click here.

Westfield Stratford City and London. Licensed over 100 restaurants and advised Westfield since inception and center opening.

House of St Barnabas. Obtained planning permission for the only Grade I listed building in Soho for use as a private members club.

5 Hertford Street. Obtained the re-grant of planning permission and a licence variation for Robin Birley’s new iconic members club and restaurant in Mayfair.

Chambers UK describes Alun as ‘highly regarded by clients for his approachable personality and can-do attitude’ and ‘he is a superb lawyer’.

Clients’ commendations include ‘he persuaded the licensing committee with a mix of charm and steel’.

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