Licensing team hailed for “excellent” track record and reputation


The licensing team at Sintons has again been confirmed as one of the leading advisors in its field regionally and nationally in newly-released rankings from Chambers 2020.

The team, regularly cited as the go-to licensing name in the North East, wins particular praise for its ability to advise clients on contested licensing issues, and for its track record in advising in areas including sexual entertainment, retail and food and drink.

Chambers cites its “excellent reputation in the market. Their strength is the quality of the legal teams and their quick response times”.

Sarah Smith, head of licensing, retails her place as a leading advisor in Chambers, and is praised for the depth of her knowledge, wide and strong client base, and particularly her “ability to explain complex issues in layman’s terms”.

The praise for Sintons’ licensing team from Chambers comes only shortly after similar findings from Legal 500 2019, which again named Sintons as a top-tier advisor and Sarah Smith as one of the leading lawyers in the North of England.

Mark Quigley, managing partner of Sintons, said: “Our licensing team has a longstanding reputation as being one of the leaders in its field of the North of England, and we are very pleased to again secure independent confirmation of this. Chambers 2020 rightly acknowledges our unrivalled specialism in this area of work and the true expertise of Sarah Smith and her team.

Leisure is a key area of the Sintons business and one which continues to grow and make even further gains, and we are delighted with this continuing progress.”


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