Samantha is a solicitor within our licensing and real estate team. With significant experience in licensing, she heads up Napthens licensing team and has proven herself a capable advocate and adviser in this field. She deals with various matters including variations, transfers, enforcement, mediation, negotiation and appeals and has a wealth of experience acting for businesses across the hospitality and leisure sector including: pubs, clubs, restaurants, hotels and breweries.
Samantha also advises on a variety of commercial property matters for clients ranging from acquisitions and disposals through to commercial landlord and tenant issues.
Samantha specialises in licensing and advises a broad range of clients across the leisure and hospitality sector. She is recommended in the 2021 legal industry 'bible', Legal 500 for her licensing expertise.
Samantha joined Napthens in October 2010 when she moved back to the North West from Newcastle Upon Tyne. She trained with Napthens and qualified as a solicitor in 2014. Previously, Sam worked in the licensing department of a Newcastle law firm and whilst working she also completed her law degree and LPC at Northumbria University.
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