Head of Trinity's Licensing team and Regulatory barrister, Charles Holland has written an article featured in The Spectator discussing the impact of Coronavirus Regulations on the alleged Downing Street Christmas party.
The article is entitled "No, there is no Downing Street Christmas party loophole" and examines the applicability of the restrictions in the Coronavirus Regulations to gatherings that take place on Crown land.
The article highlights that despite potential arguments around Crown exemption, the COVID-19 'restrictions on gatherings' in force last in December 2020 applied to individuals wherever they were, including on Crown land.
Charles is instructed in a wide range of complex licensing and regulatory matters by clients from across the country and is regularly recognised by the leading industry directories, recent entries include:
"Extremely knowledgeable about licensing matters." "Phenomenally bright." "He is very measured and personable and can be passionate but is always friendly and amiable." Licensing, Chambers & Partners 2022.
"He has an eye for detail, is not afraid of challenging situations and has a commercial approach to clients' needs." Licensing, Legal 500 2021.
As well as being a Consulting Editor of Paterson's Licensing Acts and an Assistant Editor of the Journal of Licensing, Charles also has his own blogging website that includes Licensing, Business and Property litigation updates that can be found here.