Jeremy Bark

Associate Director, Regulatory

Jeremy advises clients in relation to a broad range of regulatory compliance issues including licensing, gambling, health & safety, product safety, food law, advertising/trading law, healthcare regulation  and associated matters. He also has considerable advocacy skills having also obtained higher rights of audience.

In relation to licensing matters, Jeremy's has considerable expertise and experience having appeared before many tribunals in relation to premises licence applications or on behalf of clients in relation to prosecutions under licensing legislation. He also advises on gambling matters, has appeared before the Gambling Commission, and has advised a number of clients in relation to casino related applications, as well as dealing with other gambling activities.

In relation to health and safety matters, Jeremy again has considerable experience of both providing advice to clients as well as dealing with enforcement taken by local authorities and the HSE. He has dealt with several fatal accident cases and has appeared before inquests. He has also acted for a number of clients in relation to specific asbestos, water quality, construction related and fire safety issues. He also has particular experience on property related matters such as disability discrimination issues. His experience includes advising on health and safety matters for large scale sporting and other events and large scale development projects.

Jeremy provides advice on potential food safety prosecutions and defends potential food poisoning claims for major multi-national leisure companies. He has appeared before many Courts in connection with prosecutions and possesses extensive experience of dealing with healthcare regulation, particularly in relation to care homes.

Jeremy has considerable experience of consumer law, trading law and advertising issues. He has considerable experience of ASA related matters. He advises on the due diligence aspects of corporate transactions relating to these regulatory matters.

Jeremy is a main point of contact for a number of the firm’s clients including those in the leisure, hotels, retail and utilities sectors, and is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers and Partners UK 2014 for Licensing: Liquor and as a leading individual for Legal 500 UK 2014 for Licensing.

Jeremy is "the sort of individual who is able to get across to clients quite difficult legal concepts in very simple-to-understand terms."
(Chambers and Partners UK 2013)

Jeremy is "commercially minded, very prompt and efficient and has superb industry knowledge."
(Chambers and Partners UK 2012)