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Julian Skeens

Julian Skeens


+44 (0)333 006 1357

About Julian

Julian is a partner in TLT’s Licensing team. He is an expert in liquor licensing and public entertainment law and has undertaken cases throughout the UK and Northern Ireland.

Julian has over 30 years’ experience in delivering licensing services across the UK and advises a broad range of clients, including pubs, nightclubs, galleries, theatres, venues and hotels.

He is actively involved in the leisure sector, sits on the National Licensing Forum and is a fellow of the Institute of Licensing.

For the past 30 years Julian has been independently recognised as an expert in the field of licensing by Chambers UK and Legal 500 UK, both independent guides to the legal profession.

Julian qualified in 1980.

Jurisdiction: England and Wales

Recent Experience

  • Ministry of Sound – acted for the iconic Ministry of Sound in obtaining the first ever 24 hour licence for the capital's most famous nightclub.
  • The Arts Club – advised The Arts Club on a £16m redevelopment of its Mayfair Private Members' Club. Successful in applying to Westminster for a new 24 hour premises licence following a contested hearing before the council's licensing sub-committee.
  • Bloomberg – advised on all licensing aspects of Bloomberg's London Headquarters (Bloomberg Place). Involved in securing premises licences for the development and its marquee units without the need for a hearing.
  • Secret Garden Party – helped famous festival brand The Secret Garden Party obtain a premises licence for the festival in Huntingdonshire.
  • The Royal Society of Art – assisted the Royal Society in relation to its multi-million pound redevelopment by securing a premises licence to admit members of the public for the first time.