Craig is a highly regarded licensing lawyer, with standout capabilities in alcohol and gambling regulation. He routinely advises clients on the full spectrum of licensing issues arising from the hospitality sector, including the obtaining of licences for new premises, licence valuation, and dealings with operator tenants and landlords.

With over three decades of experience, he has garnered a substantial client following, encompassing an abundance of major hotels, nightclubs, bars, restaurants, and casinos. Craig’s established close relationships with a range of local authorities and regulatory agencies gives him a significant edge in securing quick and commercial results.

Craig also offers clients the benefit of further expertise in food safety and health and safety.

  • Craig is a highly proactive and service-oriented lawyer.

    Chambers and Partners UK 2021

  • He is very effective and very good with enforcement issues. His experience brings a degree of gravitas to his advice.

    Chambers and Partners UK 2021

  • Craig Baylis is an experienced and pragmatic operator.

    Chambers and Partners 2023