Applications for Personal Licences
We’re able to advise as to when a personal licence is necessary and what conditions you’ll need to meet to make a successful application. We can also file an application on your behalf and work to ensure you have the best possible chance of success.
Applications for Premises Licences
Our experienced licensing solicitors can advise you as to whether a premises licence is required or whether another type of licence may be better suited to your needs. We can also apply on your behalf and advise as to what steps you can take to improve your chances of success.
Applications for Temporary Event Notices
Intended as an alternative to premises licences, Temporary Event Notices (TENs) can often act as a creative means of sidestepping the traditional licensing process. Our solicitors can advise as to whether you’re eligible for a TEN, what you need to do to ensure you’re eligible, and how they can be used. We can also act on your behalf and file the application.
Contesting Licencing Enforcement Action
If you believe enforcement action to be unreasonable, unwarranted, or excessive, we can defend your businessâ€™ interests. With experience of engaging with the Trading Standards officers, the Police, local councils, and the Gambling Commission, weâ€™re ideally placed to act on your behalf or to advise as to the best course of action.
Defending Applications Against Objections
If youâ€™ve received objections to a licensing application, our licensing lawyers can leverage our extensive experience working with local authorities and regulatory bodies to give you the best possible chance of overcoming the claims. With a thorough knowledge of the objections process, weâ€™re in a position to advise on realistic outcomes, negotiate with relevant authorities, and to act on your behalf to secure a licence.
Objecting to Third Party Licence Applications
If you wish to object to a third party licence application, we can advise and assist with collecting the necessary evidence and making your case. Weâ€™re also able to guide you through the process of having a licence brought before the council for review.
Representation at Licensing Hearings
Where a hearing is required, a solicitor from our licensing team will be available to attend in addition to the barrister presenting your case. We work closely alongside you to prepare you for your hearing and are there to offer support and guidance, in person, on the day.