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Ewen Macgregor - Head of Regulatory & Licensing

Departments: Licensing & Regulatory
Sectors: Food, Drink & Hospitality, Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Ewen Macgregor has led a successful career in licensing law for the last twenty years, moving from Womble Bond Dickinson where he was Legal Director. His high level of expertise and wide-ranging client list has gained him the title of Licensing Lawyer of the Year UK at the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards, held in December 2017. In addition to representing a wide range of hospitality and leisure clients in the alcohol and gambling licensing  sectors across the UK, Ewen also has experience of advising a broader spectrum of clients in relation to food safety, health and safety, fire safety,  anti bribery and corruption and compliance with modern slavery legislation. Ewen is a trusted and insightful solicitor who brings a wealth of experience to the Gregg Latchams Regulatory and Licensing team.

Ewen is ranked in both Chambers and Legal 500 as being an acknowledged expert in the field of licensing


Ewen has an ability to take seemingly complex subject matter and précis it into clear advice on each area.

He has been described as “very experienced and knowledgeable” as well as “helpful and thorough.”

There aren’t many people who would know more about the betting industry than he does.

Legal 500

Ewen is ‘a very experienced lawyer in both gambling and alcohol licensing


    “Having never expected to need a solicitor with regulatory and criminal expertise I found myself facing criminal charges brought by the Insolvency Service. This had potential serious professional implications for my standing with my own regulatory body (GMC) and my employers. Ewen grasped the detail of the case quickly, liaised with my accountant on technical matters, and within 3 weeks had succeeded in getting the prosecution withdrawn. I found Ewen friendly, supportive, diligent and was delighted with the professional service provided. I can’t recommend him highly enough.”


    “We are really grateful to Gregg Latchams for assisting us in obtaining the licence. It has been a real pleasure working with them. This was the first time that we have taken on a project where the premises did not have an existing licence. Ewens knowledge of the local market place and his connections with the responsible authorities within Bristol was invaluable in making the process as smooth as possible”


    “Ewen has helped me through the successful process of getting a licence for Crying Wolf on Cotham hill. It’s been fantastic working with him and Gregg Latchams, with great communication and helpful advice throughout the process. License applications can be a stressful experience especially with so many other things to focus on when opening a venue, and Ewen has made the process easy and stress-free. I look forward to working with him again on future projects and would heartily recommend Gregg Latchams to others based on my experience.”


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