Poppleston Allen, the UK’s leading licensing practice, is to welcome high-profile London-based solicitor, Lisa Inzani and her team to the firm in mid-May.

Lisa, who acts for the likes of Bill’s, Cote and Wagamama, amongst others, joins Poppleston Allen as a partner from her previous firm, Bevan Kidwell.

Lisa, described in the Legal 500 as ‘very highly regarded’, will work alongside partner, Clare Eames out of the firm’s London office.

Clare said: ‘We’re delighted to welcome Lisa and her team to the firm. Lisa is a high-profile licensing solicitor with a fantastic reputation, and having her join our London team is a significant development for us, adding great strength and depth to an already market-leading team.’

Commenting, Lisa added: ‘These are exciting times for myself and the team and the synergy speaks for itself.’

Poppleston Allen acts for key national operators such as Stonegate Pub Company, Mitchells & Butlers, Pizza Express, Jamie’s Italian, Byron, YO! Sushi, ASK, Zizzi and Carluccio’s as well as London-based operators such as Caprice Holdings, Fullers, Youngs, The Draft House, St Martins Lane Hotel and Gordon Ramsay.