The article, which was written jointly by Charles and Richard Brown, Solicitor at Citizens Advice Westminster, is entitled 'No smoke without fire: is tougher regulation of shisha premises on the cards?'.
The article examines the prospects of tougher regulation for the growing number of shisha bars as the Government explores the possibility of introducing a licensing regime. The full article can be found here.
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, Band 1 Chambers & Partners 2022.
"He predominantly acts for licensees and has substantial expertise in taxi licensing matters, as well as a broad range of licensing issues associated with music and other entertainment venues. He regularly acts in judicial reviews and appeals". “He really gets to grips with everything you give him and really drills down into the work to get you the best deal possible." Licensing Band 1, Chambers & Partners 2021.
"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.