Audrey is Head of our Licensing Division. She specialises in all types of licensing work across industry sectors and handles a range of licensing matters, including gambling, civic government and liquor work. Together with the team Audrey has been successful in obtaining licence approvals across Scotland in varied and often challenging circumstances.
She is a Law Society of Scotland Accredited Specialist in Liquor Licensing Law and sits on the influential Law Society of Scotland Licensing Law Sub-Committee. She has also acted as a legal representative on the Government formed Steering Groups responsible for developing Personal Licence holder training, Licensing Standards Officer training and Licensing Board Member training.
Audrey is ranked as a Leading Individual in Licensing Law in the Legal 500 Guide and a Band 1 Licensing Solicitor in the 2022 Chambers Guide. She is described by sources as "thorough and knowledgeable, with an ever-growing wealth of experience." Clients note that her "knowledge of licensing is exceptional," adding: "She knows what the different licensing boards are looking for and can tailor her presentation accordingly".
Audrey works with both multinational and independent operators. Recent successes include a multimillion pound Scotland wide estate extension for a major off-sales retailer and advising an exciting start-up on a new innovative venue in Glasgow.
Away from business, Audrey has had hands on experience of a licensed arts venue in her position as a Director of Glasgow’s Tron Theatre.