Author: Richard Brown


Licensing Advice Project, Westminster Citizens Advice, 437 Harrow Road, London W10 4RE


Richard is a practising solicitor who runs the Licensing Advice Project at Westminster Citizens Advice. He trained in private practice and qualified into litigation with an emphasis on licensing law, in particular Licensing Act 2003. He took up the role running the Project at the beginning of 2009.


The Licensing Advice Project is a not for profit service funded by Westminster City Council on behalf of residents of City of Westminster. The Project provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to residents in respect of their rights and responsibilities as potential ‘interested parties’ as defined in Licensing Act 2003. The service facilitates the engagement of local residents in the licensing regime so that they can play a full role in the shaping of the communities in which they live. It is the only service of its kind in the country.


The Project has been running for 5 years and is seen as a benchmark in innovative partnership working.

For more information on the Project, please contact Richard Brown on 020 8964 9704 or by email at


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Published with acknowledgements to:


Westminster City Council

Westminster Citizens Advice