Nottingham-based licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen has appointed associate solicitor Hannah Price to build on its existing presence in the regulatory market.
Hannah, who was appointed from Shoosmiths’ Birmingham office, will work alongside partner Graeme Cushion and the existing regulatory team to focus on expanding licensing related health & safety and food safety issues.
Although Hannah will be based in the firm’s Lace Market head office she will be working nationally.
Hannah comments: ’I’m really excited to be part of Poppleston Allen’s continued growth. The firm is commercially-minded with a strong focus on client services and team work which is a culture I enjoy.’
She continues: ’Regulatory law has always been a hot topic. And with the growth of the dining out market coupled with recent changes to sentencing guidelines for food safety, health & safety and corporate manslaughter, it will be top of the licensing agenda for many.’
Poppleston Allen’s managing partner, Jonathan Smith, commented: ’We are delighted to welcome Hannah to our firm. Her experience and individual expertise aligns perfectly with our licensing services. Hannah’s appointment reflects our continued growth plans to build on our position as the UK’s leading licensing firm and am sure will fit perfectly with Graeme and his team.’
Aside from Hannah’s experience working within law firm’s she has spent several years as an in-house solicitor within the Regulatory Prosecutions and Licensing team at Leicester City Council.
This appointment comes just months after Poppleston Allen promoted Andy Grimsey to partner, taking the number of partners within the boutique firm to eight.