Laceys Solicitors incorporating HLF



Regulatory legislation (which includes consumer, data protection, gambling, marketing and licensing law) is extensive, all-encompassing and changing all the time. Complying with such regulations is vitally important for businesses, but can often be seen as a bit of a minefield. Our lawyers are able to help take the stress and confusion out of this process.

We can advise you on your obligations, ensure that your contracts are in line with regulatory legislation, prepare any relevant policies and applications, guide you on how to respond to complaints, requests and queries from customers or regulatory bodies such as Trading Standards and we can even carry out audits on your business.

We also have expertise in advising on gambling legislation and marketing regulations. We have experience in reviewing businesses’ marketing material, writing the terms and conditions governing prize draws and advising on how organisations can offer and run various promotional activities. We aim to provide advice that is comprehensive yet practical and easy to understand.

If you would like any further advice on consumer, data protect and licensing matters please contact one of our team below to see how we can help.

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Meet the Team

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Philip Day

Partner — Licensing and Regulatory

Direct dial: 01202 755216
Switchboard: 01202 755980


“Philip is a leading figure in the world of licensing. If he doesn’t know it, it’s not worth knowing. I’ve known Philip for over 10 years and have benefited greatly from his experience over the years both when paying for his services and as a friend. If you need somebody to represent you, look no further.”

Andrew Grove, High Grove Events and Vice President of the National Outdoor Event Association

Having specialised in Licensing since 1986, Philips main role is heading up this department, however he also does some work within the Regulatory team.

Licensing is all about obtaining necessary licenses, and any issues arising from these, in relation to pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants, and hotels, to betting offices and other forms of gambling, not to mention music and other outdoor events.

Outside of work, Philip has a busy family life as well as being a council member of the National Outdoor Event Association and being elected as an Independent Councillor to Ringwood Town Council in May 2015.

Edwina Young

Associate — Corporate and Commercial

Direct dial: 01202 205020
Switchboard: 01202 557256


  • “We have always received excellent, concise advice from Laceys which was invaluable help when starting our brand and securing our trademarks. Not only that but Edwina is a pleasure to work with and made sure everything was as simple and easy as possible for us.”

    Neil Bowler, Secretary of Astrid Andreassen Ltd

  • “The expertise, patience, professionalism and understanding provided by Edwina was exactly what we needed. The guiding hand and excellent advice helped us navigate the legal implications of a new business activity and we're extremely grateful for that.”


  • “It’s a pleasure working with you – just thought I’d tell you!”

    Claire Timbrell, Managing Director, Bebop Strategic

  • “Edwina Young has provided invaluable advise and assisted in numerous areas including contract creation, trade mark registration and international company formation. All delivered in a clear and detailed way, in the time frame we needed.”

    Warren Ayrton, Mobius International UK Ltd

Edwina works within our Corporate and Commercial team and advises an entire spectrum of clients, from start up businesses through to large international corporations, on a wide range of commercial and corporate issues. Her areas of expertise include commercial contracts, intellectual property, charity law and regulatory law.

Having been described as both “knowledgeable” and “a great IP lawyer” in recent years Legal 500 results, Edwina enjoys building an ongoing relationship with her clients, understanding their business in order that she can offer practical and tailored advice.

Outside of the office Edwina’s interests include yoga, trying new fitness classes and exploring new countries (when she finds the time). She is also a Grade 8 standard pianist.

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