Getting licensing right
We understand licensing legislation can sometimes hinder a profitable business. We can help you understand the relevant rules and regulations. Additionally, we can advise you on trading standards, health and safety, fire safety and food safety whether you’re a potential defendant or an enforcing authority.
We specialise in all aspects of licensing. Also, we’ll help you apply for a licence and deal with any problems with your existing licence whether it is brought to light by the Licensing Authority or the Police. Whether you own a bar, club, shop or restaurant we can offer clear and effective advice on everything you need to know about licensing
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Support and guidance with every stage
Only interested parties or responsible authorities can make a representation or objection to an application.
- Interested parties – only those living or operating a business in the vicinity of the applicant’s premises
- Responsible authorities – police, fire authority, environmental health or trading standards
Responsible Authorities (such as the police, fire authorities, and environmental health) and Interested Parties (local residents and local businesses), under the Licensing Act 2003, are able to make representations to the licensing authority where it is considered that the activities proposed by an application are likely to affect the promotion of the four licensing objectives, which are:
- Prevention of crime and disorder
- Public safety
- Public nuisance
- Protection of children from harm
Our solicitors can help you with;
- Premises licence applications
- Variation of premises licenses
- Dealing with objectors
- Minor variations and personal licence applications
- Advocacy at licensing authority hearings and magistrates’ courts
- Temporary events notices
- Prosecutions, reviews, closure orders and appeals
- Outside table and chairs licenses
- Transfer of licences
- Variations of licences
- Licensing representation
- Acquisitions of licences
Finally, if any of your applications are disputed we can manage our appeals to the Magistrates Court or the High Court on your behalf. You must appeal within 21 days of receiving a notification of the decision.