Kolvin QC, Philip

Philip Kolvin QC is a leading specialist in licensing work. He is an associate member of Kings Chambers.

Ranked in Chambers UK as a ’man with a brilliant mind’ who ’works unbelievably hard’, Kolvin acts for market leaders, local authorities and trade associations alike. He is patron of the Institute of Licensing, the chairman of Purple Flag, the author of leading text books, and has been involved in many leading cases in the field.

Kolvin’s main licensing work comprises: alcohol and public entertainment; gambling; sex establishment and taxi licensing, before committees, magistrates and the High Court.

As well as acting for national licensed operators, he has an extensive local authority licensing practice, advising authorities from the largest to the smallest in the land. He acts for all 16 licensing authorities permitted by parliament to grant casino licences under the Gambling Act 2005 and also advises national bodies including the Association of British Bookmakers and the Gambling Commission. Much of his work is strategic, planning litigation campaigns for corporate clients, and advising local authorities on their policies and strategies for the leisure economy.

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This material has been sourced from the Kings Chambers website.