Jeremy Allen, the UK’s foremost legal practitioner in licensing issues, has died aged 66. He was a founding partner of the legal firm Poppleston Allen. A highly respected figure, he advised a number of trade associations including the BII, British Beer & Pub Association, NOCTIS and the Wine & Spirit Trade Association as well as a large number of the sector's leading pub and restaurant operators. He was part of the advisory committee for the 2003 Licensing Act and has continued to lobby around proposed changes to licensing regulations in more recent years. He also wrote a number of articles for trade publications including the Morning Advertiser, M&C Report and BII Business. Poppleston Allen managing partner Jonathan Smith said: “The staff and partners are deeply saddened by Jeremy’s sudden death. Jeremy was a friend to us all, as well as an inspiration both professionally and personally. He will be greatly missed.” M&C Report and its sister title the Publican’s Morning Advertiser are inviting people who knew Jeremy Allen to send in their tributes to him for publication to john.harrington@wrbm.com.