Licensing

Our licensing law specialists provide clear and straightforward advice on all licensing law matters.

Whether you are considering purchasing a licensed premises, are already operating but wish to change the terms of your licence, or want to hold a one-off charity event, our licensing expert can guide you through every stage of the process, from filling in the forms to appearing before the Licensing Committee.

In the unfortunate event that your premises is the subject of a review or even a closure order, we will endeavour to ensure that you are trading again at the earliest opportunity.

Or perhaps your life has been adversely affected by a licensed premises and you wish to take action. Experience has shown that engaging a solicitor to act on your behalf is more likely to result in stricter conditions being added to the premises licence.

Whatever aspect of the Licensing Act 2003 you wish to discuss, we can provide you with expert advice and assistance.

Areas covered include:

  • Applications for Premises Licences for the sale of alcohol, provision of regulated entertainment and provision of hot food.
  • Applications for Club Premises Certificates.
  • Applications for Temporary Event Notices.
  • Personal Licences.
  • Reviews.
  • Closure Orders.

We also have experience in dealing with Appeals concerning licensing matters in the Magistrates’ Court and usually carry out advocacy in-house.

For further details or if you are requiring advice on licensing and policies,

Please contact our Head of licensing, Esther Marshall on 01245 216888. You can usually discuss your matter immediately.