Philip Kolvin was called to the Bar in 1985 and took Silk in 2009.
He practises in the field of licensing, regulation, planning and local government.
He is Head of the Licensing Team at Cornerstone, the Patron of the Institute of Licensing, the Chairman of Purple Flag, the Chairman of Best Bar None and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
He is the editor of leading textbooks across the fields of alcohol, sex and gambling.
An acknowledged leader in the field of licensing and planning in legal directories, he has been involved in many leading cases. He acts for market leaders, local authorities, trade associations and communities. He is a widely published author and a sought-after trainer and speaker in his field.
Philip undertakes direct access work in licensing and planning. His work includes advice, representation at hearings, training and strategy. For more details, please visit his web-site at www.kolvin.co.uk or contact his clerks at Cornerstone Barristers.
Philip Kolvin QC is "a man with a brilliant mind," who is "a one-man industry in himself." "Incredibly hard-working," he has a well-regarded and diverse licensing practice and has acted in a number of significant cases in gambling, liquor and adult entertainment licensing.
Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession 2012
"Philip Kolvin QC specialises in licensing, regulation, planning and local government and is head of the set's licensing team. He is described as an 'astute and pragmatic barrister who works unbelievably hard."
Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession, 2011
"May I thank you for your patience and competence. It restores faith in humanity when you come across someone who can actually deliver what they say they can."
"Philip Kolvin's knowledge and advice is of the highest standard and I would recommend him to both licensed operators and local authorities."
Neil Robertson, Chief Executive, British Institute of Innkeeping
Philip Kolvin QC has "excellent analytical skills, knows every aspect of legislation and its practical effect intimately, and has a very practical approach and great rapport with clients".
Legal 500 Directory, 2012
"I have always had a great admiration for him, not only for his legal knowledge on licensing laws but his endless enthusiasm for the subject and the capacity to inspire others. From time to time, I am asked for details of a good barrister in this field, and there is no better person than him in my opinion."