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Cornerstone Barristers and Poppleston Allen Awarded National Licensing Training Tender

Leading licensing solicitors Poppleston Allen and Barristers Chambers Cornerstone Barristers will collaborate to deliver a national series of training courses for licensing councillors this year. It is the first time that the two organisations have worked together on an educational venture. The courses will focus on councillors' powers and duties at licensing hearings, best practice and standards of conduct.

Jonathan Smith, Managing Partner at Poppleston Allen, said: "We see great value in pooling the expertise of our organisations so as to bring our different experiences and perspectives to bear for the benefit of councillors."

Philip Kolvin QC, Head of Cornerstone Barristers and Patron of the Institute of Licensing said: "local councillors are the gatekeepers and guardians of the leisure economy, the night-time sector of which is worth £66bn. There is nothing more important than ensuring that they work to the highest of standards, and we are pleased to play our part in this important programme of education."

The course dates are as follows:

15th June – Taunton

16th June – York

17th June – Preston

18th June – London

19th June – Bedford

14th September – Reading

15th September – Cheltenham

16th September – Bridgend

17th September – Doncaster

18th September – Nottingham