Philip Kolvin QC

Chair of the Night Time Commission


Philip Kolvin QC is Head of Cornerstone Barristers. He is a licensing barrister, acting for national and local regulators, the licensed industry and community groups. He is a Patron and past Chair of the Institute of Licensing, the professional body for licensing practitioners; a board member of the Sports Grounds Safety Authority; a former Chair of Purple Flag, the national awards scheme for safe and diverse town centres; and a former Chair of Best Bar None, the national scheme for safe bars.

He is the author of a number of textbooks in his specialist field. As a local campaigner he is a member of the shadow Board for Crystal Palace Park and a former Chairman of the Crystal Palace Campaign. He led a campaign to extend the South East London Green Chain Walk from Outer to Inner London and helped save the Herne Hill Velodrome, a grassroots community facility, from redevelopment. He loves the theatre and lives in South London with his family.

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