James Whitman - Marston's PLC

"John Gaunt & Partners offer a terrific service. They know us, and provide lots of invaluable teaching and guidance, including to our operations and fit-out teams, and Michelle always keeps us up-to-date with the latest licensing legislation.

“We find them exceptionally approachable, always there to offer advice, and absolutely willing to drop everything in order to help us get things done. They really do know their stuff – their counsel is never simply a copy-and-paste of legislation – and they are very closely aligned to our business. 

“It’s a great relationship – very much a partnership – and John Gaunt & Partners are our default choice when it comes to licensing legal advice.”

Richard Stringer - CEO of Kornicis

Having worked closely with John Gaunt and Partners for several years I have come to rely on their proactive and commercially realistic approach to licensing as well as their clear advice and calming counsel. It was an easy decision to engage them for due diligence work in the purchase of Kornicis Group and we shall of course be maintaining a relationship with them as we look to grow.

Russell Fairhurst - Legal Director at Whitbread PLC

Having engaged John Gaunt for many years for its licensing work in Yorkshire,  Whitbread followed John when he established the firm in 1995. Since then, John has built up an outstanding team of licensing practitioners and steadily expanded the firms coverage to meet all of Whitbread`s licensing requirements across England, Wales and Scotland. The firm consistently delivers the highest levels of service, winning us the licences we require and giving us plenty of notice of upcoming developments of law and practice to ensure we maintain the licences we need. I would strongly recommend them to anyone needing a comprehensive licensing service.

Ruth Powell - Marston's PLC

John Gaunt & Partners are a valued advisor and consistently provide timely and cost-effective advice, which is both commercial and legally sound.

Brian Edwards - Acquisitions Project Manager (Scotland) Greene King

John Gaunt & Partners are a valuable member of our team who continue to provide us with the assistance and sound licensing advice that enables us to undertake large scale developments across Scotland.  They consistently deliver a high standard of service and achieve the results that we need, thereby supporting is in our extensive development programme. 

Nick Cotton - Director Britannia Ahoy Ltd

Eroica Britannia is an event brimming with prestige and the need to provide facilities to match that prestige is critical to the success of the event. JG&P helped us secure the necessary licences while maintaining our relationships within the community where we are based; this balance is extremely important. By convincing the Committee, in face of objections, to award us the necessary permissions we have secured the future of the event which can now grow from strength to strength.

Kevin Murray - Head of Acquisitions North at Whitbread PLC

John Gaunt & Partners have provided consistent and excellent support to our new build development programme over very many years, anticipating our every professional requirement. The service, which they provide, cannot be faulted, rising to each and every challenge presented. This extends to Scotland where they were appointed as our advisors in January 2010 and where they have successfully represented us before numerous Licensing Boards, obtaining for us the many licences which we have needed over the intervening years.

Siggy Wilberg - Kanix.cc

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