Bevy of plaudits

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Niche alcohol, entertainment and licensing practice John Gaunt & Partners has seen an increasing number of instructions from Scotland, according to the latest edition of the Legal 500.

The firm is the only Sheffield-based practice to be ranked in the publication and is one of three firms placed equal first.

John Gaunt’s team is hailed by clients as “excellent and very proactive” and comprises seven solicitors, including four partners – John Gaunt, Tim Shield, Katharine Redford and Michelle Hazlewood – who all rate a mention in the Legal 500 as names to note, with Time Shield being described as “highly knowledgable” and John Gaunt hailed as “exceptional,” by clients interviewed by Legal 500 researchers.

John Gaunt’s clients include Whitbread and the Marston’s chain.