Clover, Sarah

Sarah Clover is nationally recognised as an expert in the hospitality and leisure industry. She is chair of the West Midlands region of the Institute of Licensing.

Sarah Clover

She has a high-profile specialist practice in this field, representing national companies, licensed trade clients, local authorities, police and residents. She has been involved in a number of groundbreaking cases, including the judicial review in 2011 of the Home Office and the West Yorkshire Police for the section 19 closure of The Bank in Wakefield.

Clover also has a broad planning and regulatory practice and she regularly appears at planning inquiries, hearings, prosecutions and appeals, including the High Court, relating to all aspects of planning development, enforcement and regulatory matters.

She has dealt regularly with technical issues of planning enforcement, highways, pavement cafes and highway licences, rights of way and footpath law. She also has experience of the detailed law pertaining to retail development, care homes, conservation areas, heritage issues, waste and recycling, HMOs and environmental issues. She is an expert in the crossover between planning and licensing.

Clover is a qualified and accredited mediator (London School of Mediation). Her breadth of mediation experience makes her adaptable and effective. She has particular knowledge of the benefits of mediation and dispute resolution in her specialist practice area and is a trained specialist mediator with Mediation Works, focusing on special educational needs mediation.

She has an established High Court practice and is experienced in public law matters. Clover regularly deals with cases stated to the High Court from the magistrates, planning appeals to the High Court and claims for judicial review, including obtaining injunctions and other interim relief.

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This material was sourced from the Kings Chambers website.