Praise for the Licence Review Handbook

Very happy to post about this Amazon review of my Licence Review Handbook from 7th February 2019:


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See the Handbook on  Amazon here.



“I just wanted to make the observation that your book is very insightful and interesting. Very useful as a resource for a newly formed Parish Council Licensing Committee.”

February 2019

Adam, Parish Council Clerk

“This Licensing Review Handbook is a hugely helpful and useful text for anyone. It is clearly laid out in a logical order to guide the reader through the process of dealing with a licensing matter from start to finish. The layout makes it simple to locate any particular section and it is written in plain language making it easy to follow and understand. There are lots of useful links to cross reference to and a website for updates as they occur, all very well thought out. I particularly like the fact that this book is so clear, so concise, has many useful tips and guidance and up to date links. It completely demystifies the process of licensing and is a very welcome help for anyone who has a concern over a licensing application or a premises already licensed. This book makes life much easier for us (a Residents Group) as we struggle to safeguard quality of life against the power of the large organisation wishing to extend licensing hours and add new premises. Highly recommended.” (February 2019)

Ms J.G., St Nicholas’ Community Forum, Durham

“Really helpful – sets out what to do, how to do it and how to maximise your chances of success. I wish we’d had your book a few years ago when we were fighting to close three local nightclubs – it would have been very helpful!” (January 2019)

Mr DL, from a residents’ association in Essex

“This is a manual for residents and objectors and if your organisation has been involved in the past, you will appreciate that residents are somewhat at a disadvantage when faced with the professionals and their clients. This book will even up the playing field. Does what it says on the tin. (January 2019)

Secretary, National Organisation of Residents’ Associations