Sandra Graham has specialised in licensing law since 1984 when she joined the firm, coming to us with a general litigation background in both civil and criminal law. Previously a partner of the firm, and now a consultant, she has acted almost exclusively for clients in the licensed trade, from Public Limited Companies to the private individual, throughout the 23 years she has been with the firm.
Sandra is a member of the Institute of Licensing and has specialist knowledge in many areas of licensing including sports related premises/stadia, golf courses, setting up retail parks, caravan and holiday parks as well as the hotel/restaurant/bar trades. She has knowledge of related food law and planning issues together with noise related issues – she is affiliated to the Institute of Acoustics. She was previously one of the first in the firm to be nominated as one of the Leaders in their Field by Chambers and partners in their directory.
As a trustee of a charitable trust she has personal experience of dealing with charitable and ecclesiastical matters and the licensing of their events. Sandra has written numerous articles and appeared in several videos on licensing and the smoking ban legislation. She undertakes all her own advocacy and her clients include operators in the liquor and entertainment licensing sectors, hoteliers, restauranteurs, lap dancing operators, sports clubs and gaming/betting stadia.