Phil Doyle - Director, Institute of Licensing & Licensing Consultant

Phil Doyle is one of the UK’s leading licensing experts. He is a personal licence holder and has experience of licensing and planning issues across the country.

He works with senior figures in business and government to provide tailored solutions to licensing problems.

Formerly head of the Licensing Business Unit at Westminster City Council, he has now started his own licensing consultancy having occupied most of the senior positions in the country’s largest local government licensing operation.

Phil directed the production of Westminster’s licensing policy and ran its legal response to the appeals arising from the Licensing Act 2003. He is also a lecturer in licensing law at Westminster University’s Law School.

He is a director of the Institute of Licensing and chairman of its London region and worked with the British Institute of Inn keeping to develop training courses for Personal Licence holders and local government licensing officers, and with the Law School at Westminster University to produce a Certificate in Licensing.

Phil gave evidence to the Home Office parliamentary select committee on the Licensing Act and wrote for the department’s ‘Safer Clubbing’ advice pamphlet.

He was consulted on the Guidance to the Licensing Act 2003 by the Department of Culture Media and Sport and co-authored ‘Licensed Premises: Law and Practice’, the leading text on the Licensing Act 2003.