Leigh Schelvis - JG&Ps Newest Recruit
We are delighted to announce that John Gaunt & Partners have welcomed a new recruit to the solicitor team this month.
Leigh Schelvis is our newest member joining as a senior solicitor, having qualified as a solicitor in 2014 in Leeds. Leigh has gained experience in Gaming and Alcohol Licensing and also has a background in Commercial and Civil Litigation. Leigh has a long history in the leisure industry, with his father holding senior corporate roles in one of the world’s largest spirit companies. Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Leigh experienced life on the front lines of the leisure industry, by working in a variety of restaurants and bars, being employed by some of the UK’s most prevalent operators and award-winning cocktail bars.
During his career to date, Leigh has represented a variety of operators ranging from PLCs, a Premiership Football Club, a national supermarket chain, national gambling operators, and both national and independent bar and pub operators. Leigh’s specialism concerns the Licensing issues arising around sporting events.
“I’m delighted to join the team at John Gaunt & Partners and continue my development with some of the sector’s leading experts, whilst acting for some of the industry’s biggest names. I have always had a passion for the hospitality industry and relish the opportunity to provide clients with technical legal advice and practical commercial advice that I have gained from my roles within the leisure industry.
I am very excited to start this journey with John Gaunt & Partners and eager to see where this path goes.”
Partner Chris Grunert Commented:
"We are delighted this month to welcome Leigh to our team, as well Leigh’s clear skills as a lawyer the Partners were impressed by his very visible passion for the industry we serve and his desire to be a licensing lawyer. Leigh’s appointment further deepens our capability to provide the best service to our clients now and in the future."