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Trinity Licensing & Regulatory Barrister Examines COVID All Tiers Regulations


Head of Trinity's Licensing team and Regulatory barrister, Charles Holland's recent article focusing on an omission in the new Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020 (“the All Tiers Regulations”) has been featured in Local Government Lawyer.

The article is entitled "All Reasonable Measures: tidying up the Coronavirus, Restrictions Regulations and the law of unintended consequences". Charles examines how an amendment in the All Tiers Regulations and the deletion of the "all reasonable measures" has removed an important obligation on the operators of a significant class of premises in Tier 3.

In the article, which can be found here, Charles suggests that the removal of the obligation must have been an unintended consequence of the amendment and argues that it should be reversed to plug what now is a significant and unjustified loophole in the regulatory provisions.

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:

"Licensing forms a large part of his broad civil practice. 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." 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.

COVID-19
In response to the impact of the Coronavirus crisis, Chambers' Licensing and Regulatory barristers and staff are committed to providing as much assistance as possible, including urgent advice, resources and support in dealing with remote, in person and hybrid hearings. Members of the team can assist in all aspects of Licensing and Regulatory issues arising from the pandemic and its impact on Local Authorities, Police Authorities, Businesses and individuals. For further details, please contact the clerking team on 0191 232 1927 or by email civilclerks@trinitychambers.co.uk

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