Gary Pons

I am an experienced licensing lawyer with a good grasp of the practical problems regularly encountered in this area of law. I have appeared for both licensees and the licensing authorities in magistrates court appeals. I sit as an advisor to Licensing Sub Committees. I will work with you to present your case in its best possible light.

I am regularly instructed to draft the written representations in relation to licensing sub committee hearings.

My approach

 have considerable practical experience in all areas of licensing law. 

I will speak to you over the telephone without charge to understand the nature of your case and how I might be able to assist. I will provide you with clear and understandable advice.

I am approachable and understanding. I will take the time to get to grips with your case and its importance to you. I believe that thorough preparation of the factual background to a case offer the best chance of success.

I will offer a reasonble fixed fee for your case which will be based upon the amount of work that your case requires.

My work

I have experience in alcohol licensing, taxi licensing and advising in relation to firearms licensing.

Thanet BC and S

Representing the Licensee in an application to review the license.

LB Newham v A

Representing the Local Authority who were responding to an appeal against the issuing of a counter notice to a TEN.

LB Lambeth and NHB

Successfully agreed conditions with licensing authority in relation to a premises review arising out of the sale of illegal cigarettes which allowed the licensee to keep his licence.



About me

I initiallly practised almost exclusively in criminal law.

I worked as an employed barrister in a busy firm of solicitors which provided me with an understanding of how important it is that I fully understand my client's personal circumstances and needs.

My practise has developed over the years to include areas such as licensing and similar regulatory areas.


What my clients say

"Gary is technically excellent and has a great feel for both tactics and the mood of the court. He also provides excellent client care. I would not hesitate to instruct him again." Miss T March 2016

"I found [him] very professional, dedicated and understanding but above all [with a] belief in what [he was] achieving". Mr L July 2017

"Mr. Pons was an outstanding selection to represent our case.  He was professional, sympathetic to our cause, quickly grasped the critical facts of our case, and clearly explained to us our legal strategy." Mr C August 2017

Professional & academic

  • BA English and Spanish Law, University of Kent.
  • Diploma in Spanish Law, Complutense University in Madrid.
  • Bar Vocational Course.
  • Grays Inn.
  • South Eastern Circuit.

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