Robson Brothers Limited

“Niall McCann and the Joelson team were fantastic in acquiring our new premises licence. It was by no means a straight forward case but Niall went above and beyond to get us the licence we wanted. We have recommended him and will certainly be using the company again.”

Ben Robson
Co-founder, Robson Brothers Limited

Open House London Limited

“Here at Open House London Ltd we have worked with Niall McCann at Joelson for a number of years. His technical knowledge and skill in advising on licensing generally (and securing premises licences for our new venues specifically) have been evident throughout. He’s an effective strategist and good communicator, but actually one of Niall’s greatest attributes is his commercial common sense, underpinned by an ability to really understand our business. He combines considerable experience of the industry with a personable and approachable manner, making him both accessible and highly effective. I would have no hesitation in recommending Niall to other operators in the hospitality sector.”

Richard Clegg, Director.
Open House London Limited
The LightermanLarderPercy and Founders


“Ceviche was merely an idea 2 years ago. We are now a thriving new business operating with confidence thanks to the belief and support from partners such as Joelson.”

Martin Morales


Clarion Events

“Once again, we had the pleasure of working with Sheldon, Philippe and the team at Joelson – this time starting and completing the transaction in 5 days! Nothing too difficult for you guys. Many thanks and brilliant work.”

Simon Kimble
CEO Clarion Events


Lyric Hotels Limited

“I have had an association with Joelson for over 25 years. They have handled all my business affairs during this time, covering multiple transactions during the course of my working life. They have also dealt with all my personal matters in a very caring manner, respecting my confidentiality at all times.
I have always found them honest, sincere and straight forward in their approach. What I particularly like is the calm way they approach each deal offering advice on all manners of things from negotiation tactics to investment of funds. I personally wouldn’t dream of looking elsewhere and have always felt very safe and happy with the people that I have had the pleasure to deal with.”

David Seton
Chairman, Chief Executive Lyric Hotels Limited

Licensed Solutions Ltd

“We have worked together with Joelson on a number of Administration projects involving licensed premises. Unlike a number of high profile law firms whose lawyers are not necessarily experts in this field, they always deal with matters in a timely, focused and proactive manner. With Joelson we know that our clients are in safe hands in what is a technical minefield and would not hesitate to recommend them to any bank or insolvency practitioner dealing with a distressed business in the leisure sector.”

Tony Tilden
Managing Director Licensed Solutions Ltd


Convivial London Pubs Plc

“Since taking over Convivial in June 2008, I have worked with Niall McCann at Joelson on a number of occasions. Niall has become a major asset to our business and very much part of our extended team. He has taken the time to understand our business, how we work, he is calm, professional and has delivered a successful result on each occasion he has worked with us. Niall is someone I have no hesitation in recommending and we are pleased to have found Joelson as a partner to our business.”

Kris Gumbrell
CEO Convivial London Pubs Plc

Dunelmia Partners

“I have worked with Joelson on both a personal and professional basis for over 20 years. It is an unusual law firm in that its level of engagement with its clients’ interests is second to none. Joelson, and in particular Sheldon Cordell and Paul Chiappe, have always taken time to understand the issues involved whether it be advice to management, M&A or licensing. I have always felt that a law firm should be part of a team, and the culture within Joelson is totally aligned to this aspiration. I use them at every opportunity.”

John Kelly
Dunelmia Partners