Chambers 2018 Firm LogoUK leading firm 2017As well as advising on all aspects of the Licensing 2003 Act (including new applications and variations, sub-committee hearings, appeals and reviews), the team can provide advice on other regulatory regimes including the Gambling Act 2005, copyright music and PRS/PPL licensing, Vehicle Operators' Licensing and private security (SIA) licensing.

In addition the team has a strong reputation for advising on the regulatory requirements of sports stadia and large outdoor events, including festivals, large-scale concerts, show and fairs. As well as strong licensing and project management support, Foot Anstey has advised on artist and supplier contracts, Safety Certification and crowd management, police costs, noise mitigation, merchandising and insurance.

Foot Anstey's key strength in the licensing process is to balance safety considerations and commercial objectives. This is especially important for stadiums and events.

What our clients say


Practice head Chris Pritchett has particular expertise in outdoor events, festivals and sports stadia, also regularly acting for online and mobile gaming clients. Another area of strength is advising on regulatory and commercial issues in the events sector. Legal 500 2017

"The firm offers a fantastic service. The team always gives the best advice to ensure we achieve our goals." Chambers 2017

“The Licensing team at Foot Anstey provides us with clear, articulate advice.  What really makes them stand out from others is they don’t sit on the fence – they work alongside us to really understand what we want to achieve which enables them to advise us on the best way forward” Ben Pilling, Director of Operations & Development, University of Bristol Students' Union


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