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Summer Training Conference Residential option available for 16th June - BOOK NOW (Don't forget it's National Licensing Week 15 - 19 June 2020) 17th June 2020 Crewe Hall Hotel, Weston Road, Crewe CW1 6UZ North West
Members Fee: £140.00 + VAT
Non-Members Fee: £215.00 + VAT




The Summer Training Conference changes location for 2020 and is being held at the gorgeous Crewe Hall Hotel, Cheshire.
Join us the night before the conference for a networking barbeque - fingers crossed the sun is shining!
See the draft agenda by selecting the paperclip icon.
Training Fees:
Without overnight accommodation
£140 + VAT Member rate
£215 + VAT Non-member rate
With overnight accommodation on 16th June 2020.
£240 + VAT Member rate
£315 + VAT Non-member rate
Please note: The non-member fee includes complimentary individual membership until 31st March 2021.
Residential places are limited so BOOK NOW to secure your place.
Draft Agenda (subject to minr change)
9am - Arrival & Registration
9.30 - Opening & Welcome - John Garforth, NW Regional Director & Kay Lovelady, NW Regional Chair
9.45 - An Industry Update - Mike Kill, NTIA
10.05 - Home Office - TBC
10.30 - Licensing and Planning collaboration, development and current practice: Sarah Clover, Kings Chambers & Andrew Walster, Coventry City Council & Daniel Davies, Rockpoint Leisure.
11.15 Break
11.45 Special Treatments - Sarah Clover, Kings Chambers
12.30 Managing outdoor events - Sean Williams, Blue Owl Events
13.15 Lunch
14.10 Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Update - Paul Elliot & Laura Teale, Department for Transport - TBC
14.30 National Standards, CCTV and Standardisation of Fares (including Wakefield) - James Button, James Button & Co.
15.30 Break
15.50 Legal Update and current issues - Gary Grant, Francis Taylor Building & James Button, James Button & Co.
16.50 Questions and Close
You will see from the options below, that delegates can attend as a day delegate on a single day to all four days or as a residential delegate staying in the hotel on single days or multiple days. Select which apply to you to view the fees involved.

To get an idea of fees, please use the fee calculator below. Please note that this is a simulation, if you wish to actually book the course please click on the book button. Programme:*

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Summer Training Conference Attachments

STC2020 Programme.pdf

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Event Trainer

Gary Grant
Gary Grant barrister at Francis Taylor Building is recognised as one of the country’s leading licensing barristers. He is top ranked (Band 1) in the Legal 500 guide to the legal profession where he is described as “a star performer; very flexible to deal with” (2014 edition). With 20 years experience at the Bar, he divides his time evenly between acting for premises operators on the one hand and representing local authorities, police forces and resident groups on the other. Areas of work include alcohol and entertainment, sexual entertainment, gambling, firearms and explosives, taxis and private hire vehicles, as well as prosecuting and defending regulatory offences in the criminal courts.
Having been cited as the "first-choice licensing barrister for the Metropolitan Police" (Chambers & Partners, 2011) he is increasingly instructed by high-profile private clients including Spearmint Rhino, Pacha nightclub and many of the leading West End and national nightclub, bar and restaurant operators. He is particularly experienced in hard-fought premises licence Reviews, late-hours applications within cumulative impact areas, and conducting appeals in the magistrates’ court where, the legal directories observe, he “displays complete command and is extremely eloquent, forceful, persuasive and impeccably prepared”.
Gary also advises local authorities, governments (in the UK and abroad) and public bodies on aspects of licensing law and Policy, is a frequent contributor to law journals and has been described as an “outstanding” and “charismatic” speaker at licensing conferences and training events around the United Kingdom. Gary has been a Vice-Chairman and Director of the Institute of Licensing since 2012.
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Sarah Clover
Sarah Clover is described as “The top licensing barrister outside London without doubt” (Legal 500 15/16). She’s nationally recognised as an expert in the Hospitality and Leisure Industry.

Chair of the West Midlands Region of the Institute of Licensing, she provides advice and representation to Local Government, Licensees, Residents, PubCo’s and the Police. Her views are widely respected. She has been involved in some of the most important cases to emerge in the last decade.

Sarah sits as the Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003.
James Button
James Button is a solicitor and Principal of James Button & Co., Solicitors, a niche practice, now in its 23rd year. The firm advises local authorities and NHS bodies, undertakes advocacy, advises committees and provides training for Officers and Members. In addition, they act for Licensees and Applicants.
His current expertise lies in the areas of licensing (including Taxis, Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005 etc), environmental health, public health, criminal investigations and prosecutions and human rights and other local authority and health sector related matters.
He was articled at South Tyneside MBC in South Shields, then spent some years at Manchester City Council before setting up the Public Health Legal Information Unit for the Department of Health.
He read Law at Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham, and sat his Law Society Finals at The Polytechnic of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
He has written four editions of “Button on Taxis: Licensing Law and Practice” (Bloomsbury Professional 2017). As part of the work of the Public Health Legal Information Unit he wrote the text book "Communicable Disease Control - A Practical Guide to the Law for Health and Local Authorities in England and Wales" (Department of Health 1994) and has contributed to other works, including “Know Your Rights” (Readers Digest 1997), “Communicable Disease Epidemiology & Control” edited by Norman Noah and Mary O’Mahony (Wiley 1997), “Health Services Law and Practice” edited by Maggie Bloom, Dr Andrew Harris and Sheila Waddington (Butterworths 2001) and “The Concise Guide to Licensing” by Ian Webster, Jeffrey Leib and James Button (LGS-UK 2007). He writes a regular column on Taxi matters for the “Journal of Licensing” and is a Consulting Editor for “Licensing Review”.
In 1996 he was a founder member of the Local Government Licensing Forum, and was Chair from its creation until 2003, when it became the Institute of Licensing. He was made President of IoL in 2004 and Companion in 2012.

Jim Button was an excellent trainer. The content was delivered in an enthusiastic and informative way. I would have no hesitation as to recommend Jim as a trainer


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