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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.
“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.”
“As one of the highest profile licensed events in the local area, it is vitally important to us that we carefully manage our relationships with the local authority and community whilst concurrently being able to manage the commercial performance of the business. The professional management of our Premises Licence and execution of our responsibilities is fundamental to this and we are lucky to count Laceys, and Philip Day in particular, as a formidable cornerstone of this process. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have one of the UK's most prominent licensing solicitors on our doorstep and appreciate his ongoing support for our continued growth.”
“A fantastic service given by Philip, with great advice and clear communication at every stage – always delivered with confidence and no small amount of charm. We're delighted with a fantastic result, much of that down to the skills, experience and approach at Laceys.”
Philip graduated from Trinity College Cambridge in 1978 with an Upper Second BA in Law and was admitted as a solicitor in January 1981 having been articled in the Government Legal Service. After working as a prosecutor for HM Customs and Excise for two years, Philip moved into private practice in Reading. There, he specialised in criminal work both prosecuting for agencies such as British Transport Police, Hampshire Police, The Department of Trade and Industry and the RSPCA and defending private clients before beginning to specialise in licensing in 1985.
Philip moved to Bournemouth in 2001 and has ever since specialised in alcohol and entertainment licensing for pubs, clubs, hotels, restaurants, off-licences and events, including large scale outdoor festivals and fairs as well as betting and gaming. His practice and experience includes associated work such as noise and environmental issues.
Outside of work, Philip has a busy family life as well as being a Town Councillor and organises events on behalf of Ringwood Council, including Fireworks displays and the annual Christmas lights switch-on and festive market.
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
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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