Licensing expert Julian Skeens has joined TLT as a partner in the firm’s specialist Licensing team.
Julian will work alongside TLT partners Matthew Phipps and Stephen McGowan delivering licensing services to clients across England & Wales and Scotland. He will be based out of the firm’s London office.
Julian was head of the licensing law group at Jeffrey Green Russell, where he led on a number of high profile cases, advising a range of clients including pubs, nightclubs, galleries, theatres, venues and hotels. He has been involved in a number of industry firsts including licensing the first UK multi-activity centre, the first UK 24-hour Public Entertainment Licence and the UK’s largest licensed premises.
Julian has been active in the sector for nearly 30 years and is recognised as a 'leader in the field’ of licensing by Chambers, an independent guide to the legal sector. He also sits on the National Licensing Forum and is a fellow of the Institute of Licensing as well as a Companion of the British Institute of Inn Keeping.
TLT’s Julia Lucas, partner and head of Leisure, said: "Julian has a fantastic reputation and unrivalled experience in the sector. He brings with him a wealth of expertise that compliments and bolsters the firm’s UK licensing offering to our growing client base. I’m delighted to welcome him to TLT."
Julian Skeens said: "TLT has an excellent reputation as one of the UK’s leading licensing firms and I look forward to playing my part in further enhancing its reputation."