Robert Steadman - Head of Regulatory – Legal Marks and Spencer PLC
Although this work had been with a competent and long standing supplier for some time, we had no hesitation in moving it to John Gaunt’s because of the cost savings and certainty offered, legal expertise and sector experience, together with a very commercial and pragmatic approach. They communicated a genuine passion for their work and enthusiasm to work for us. From the tender process onwards the team has always been very clear in communications, extremely responsive, easy to deal with, and have provided balanced and sensible advice.
We are impressed with the way that they work with our own people, and third parties such as the Police and local authorities.
Tom Orford - Operations Director – Falcon Retail Limited
I have worked with John Gaunt & Partners for a number of years. Their level of knowledge and understanding of our business, coupled with their working relationships with local authorities and responsible authorities, result in applications for new Premises Licences for our service stations being a smooth process, delivering consistently superb results.
Jacob Stewart - Owner Cello Chiswick
Thanks again for your work on the premises licence, you did a fantastic job and we couldn't have been more pleased. Our online store is now up and running!
James Whitman - Marston's PLC
"John Gaunt & Partners offer a terrific service. They know us, and provide lots of invaluable teaching and guidance, including to our operations and fit-out teams, and Michelle always keeps us up-to-date with the latest licensing legislation.
“We find them exceptionally approachable, always there to offer advice, and absolutely willing to drop everything in order to help us get things done. They really do know their stuff – their counsel is never simply a copy-and-paste of legislation – and they are very closely aligned to our business.
“It’s a great relationship – very much a partnership – and John Gaunt & Partners are our default choice when it comes to licensing legal advice.”
Steven Glass - formerly Director of Health and Safety at Benugo
We started working with the John Gaunt team a few years ago. We were initially referred to them via one of our clients and quickly became very impressed with the service. So much so that we changed our entire licensing consultancy arrangements to John Gaunt shortly afterwards.
I have personally found their level of expertise exceptional. More importantly however, it is always delivered in a quick and easy to understand manner. It means that our location managers get a great service that they can access directly and a friendly team to talk them through everything they have to do.
The partnership with John Gaunt has given us renewed confidence in how we operate. We know that we are compliant and protected. What’s more we saved money by switching. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
Russell Fairhurst - Former Legal Director at Whitbread PLC
Having engaged John Gaunt for many years for its licensing work in Yorkshire, Whitbread followed John when he established the firm in 1995. Since then, John has built up an outstanding team of licensing practitioners and steadily expanded the firms coverage to meet all of Whitbread`s licensing requirements across England, Wales and Scotland. The firm consistently delivers the highest levels of service, winning us the licences we require and giving us plenty of notice of upcoming developments of law and practice to ensure we maintain the licences we need. I would strongly recommend them to anyone needing a comprehensive licensing service.
Ruth Powell - Marston's PLC
John Gaunt & Partners are a valued advisor and consistently provide timely and cost-effective advice, which is both commercial and legally sound.
Brian Edwards - Acquisitions Project Manager (Scotland) Greene King
John Gaunt & Partners are a valuable member of our team who continue to provide us with the assistance and sound licensing advice that enables us to undertake large scale developments across Scotland. They consistently deliver a high standard of service and achieve the results that we need, thereby supporting is in our extensive development programme.
Nick Cotton - Director Britannia Ahoy Ltd
Eroica Britannia is an event brimming with prestige and the need to provide facilities to match that prestige is critical to the success of the event. JG&P helped us secure the necessary licences while maintaining our relationships within the community where we are based; this balance is extremely important. By convincing the Committee, in face of objections, to award us the necessary permissions we have secured the future of the event which can now grow from strength to strength.
Kevin Murray - Head of Acquisitions North at Whitbread PLC
John Gaunt & Partners have provided consistent and excellent support to our new build development programme over very many years, anticipating our every professional requirement. The service, which they provide, cannot be faulted, rising to each and every challenge presented. This extends to Scotland where they were appointed as our advisors in January 2010 and where they have successfully represented us before numerous Licensing Boards, obtaining for us the many licences which we have needed over the intervening years.