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Lisa Clark - Litigation and Disputes

Lisa Clark

Litigation, Disputes and Regulatory Solicitor                       dd: 01722 820934                                                            e: lisa.clark@sampsoncoward.co.uk

Professional Qualifications and Background

Lisa joined Sampson Coward in 2016. She has extensive experience in litigation, licensing and regulatory law. Lisa has a LLB degree from Southampton University and a distinction from the Guildford College of Law for her Legal Practice Course. She trained and qualified with a large regional firm and remained in the commercial litigation team for a number of years before moving to work as an in-house legal advisor for a local authority.

Experience

Litigation and Disputes - Lisa has significant experience in the High Court, County Court and First Tier Tribunal, including the following areas of practice:

Regulatory and Licensing - Lisa has extensive experience providing advice on:

  • Licensing, including alcohol and entertainment (pubs, clubs, retaurants, shops and large outdoor events such as music festivals), camping and caravan sites and taxis.
  • Data protection and freedom of information. Lisa holds a Practioner Certificate in Data Protection, and frequently advises clients about data protection law, including complaints to and investigation by the Information Commissioner's Office, data processing agreements and subject access requests.
  • Local authority investigations and prosecutions, including food safety, noise nuisance and health and safety.

Recent experience includes providing advice in connection with:

  • An objection by the police to an application for a premises licence for a two-day music festival.  The case involved representations regarding the sale of alcohol, noise nuisance, traffic control, security, and suitability of persons involved in event organisation.
  • An appeal to the First Tier Property Tribunal of a local authority's refusal to amend a caravan site licence to permit additional static homes on the site.
  • An appeal to the Magistrates' Court against a Noise Abatement Notice served by a local authority on the owner of a holiday rental property.
  • The prosecution by a local authority of a business whose employee fell from a roof whilst carrying out work to equipment on the roof.
  • An application by the police for an urgent review of a premises licence, including a request for interim measures pending determination of the formal review.
  • An appeal to the Magistrates' Court of a local authority decision to reduce the hours of trading of a late night music venue, following a review by the police.