Stephanie Perraton is a partner and heads our licensing practice in the UK. Her particular expertise covers all aspects of licensing including alcohol, entertainment and late night food sales.
Stephanie has specialised in licensing since 1992. Her clients include a wide range of operators from listed companies to entrepreneurs. The applications she has dealt with range from stadiums and full service hotels to small bespoke catering outlets and off-licences. Stephanie prides herself on providing a one-stop shop for clients and takes on the management of all their licensing requirements. As part of this Stephanie has experience in reviewing and advising upon due diligence systems and has drafted operations manuals and compliance documents for numerous clients as part of their overall compliance. She has also provided training at both a legal and operational level including general updates and training on specific changes in law
Stephanie has experience in all aspects of regulatory law and more recently the Security Industry Act. The Act deals with the licensing of door supervisors. In addition she can advise on the licences required for playing copyright music by PRS, PPL or VPL, Civil Ceremonies and Special Treatments.
Stephanie also provides support on corporate, property and insolvency transactions involving licensed premises.
Stephanie and her team write client updates on topical legal issues for the licensed trade in England and Wales and is a member of the Institute of Licensing.
Stephanie is described as “outstanding and incredibly knowledgeable" and is regarded by peers as "an absolute powerhouse who has a level of gravitas that clients appreciate." in the 2014 edition of Chambers and Partners’ Chambers UK.
Further Stephanie and her team are "very prompt in dealing with enquiries and they provide good value for money." "The team is extremely knowledgeable within its sector; they have a detailed knowledge of our business and sometimes know more than we do."
In The Legal 500 UK the team are described as having "first-class industry knowledge and excellent response times". Stephanie is admired for her ‘business acumen'.
Practice head Stephanie Perraton "always finds a solution".