Karen Lush


I joined JG&P in 2024 and have over 30 years of specialist licensing experience.  I have been ranked in both Chambers and Legal 500 for licensing for many years.

I have worked with some of the nation’s favourite restaurant chains for many years and am responsible for managing their estates throughout England & Wales. This includes all new premises licence applications as well as changes to existing premises such as amending the layout and/or operational requirements; DPS variations; payment of annual fees and applications by staff for their personal licences.

I am familiar with licensing policies nationwide and enjoy good relationships with the licensing authorities.

Since the introduction of the Business & Planning Act in July 2020, there has been an increase in the demand for outdoor seating areas.  Again, I have extensive experience in applying for and renewing pavement licences nationally.   

I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.