TLT bolsters Scotland office with licensing legal director



Stephen McGowan (left) and Niall Hassard

TLT has appointed Niall Hassard as a legal director in the firm’s licensing team.

Mr Hassard will work alongside TLT’s Stephen McGowan, partner and head of licensing (Scotland), delivering licensing services to clients across Scotland. He will work out of the firm’s Glasgow and Edinburgh offices.

For six years he has advised small businesses to international companies across the entire licensed retail, licensed leisure and hospitality sectors on a range of issues. Mr Hassard’s expertise includes handling high profile, contentious and multifaceted licensing applications across Scotland covering liquor, gambling and civic licensing.

Mr McGowan said: “Our team continues to grow from strength-to-strength. Niall has a fantastic reputation in the market for being a commercially minded solicitor, getting the results clients want. The team and I are delighted to have Niall on board.”

Mr Hassard added: “TLT has a reputation of being passionate about licensing and it’s an enthusiasm that I share. I look forward to working with the TLT team, helping advise and deliver a first-class service for clients.”