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Licensing is a subject which many businesses and individuals find difficult to understand, both in terms of the actual process of applying for a licence and what activities are covered under licensing law.

It’s easy to fall foul of licensing regulations and, as a failure to have the correct licence can be a criminal offence, the consequences of doing so can be quite serious for you and your business.

We can advise on the various licensing requirements that apply to your business, help with the completion of the necessary application forms, and represent you at any hearing that may be required. We can also assist you when your licence is at risk, either as a result of an application for review, or a referral to the local licensing committee for other reasons.

Our team has experience across the entire spectrum of local authority licensing, including:

  • Personal Licences
  • Premises Licences – from pubs and corner shops to major supermarket developments
  • TENs
  • Hackney Carriage / Private Hire – drivers and operators
  • SEVs
  • Animal establishments – boarding kennels, day care, riding schools, etc.
  • Dangerous animals
  • Street Trading

We pride ourselves on giving straightforward and sound advice. Individual members of our team have worked in the licensed trade and between us we have experience of acting on behalf of all of the parties involved in licensing matters from individuals and businesses through to local licensing authorities and the police. From simple private hire licence applications through to Crown Court appeals, we have assisted in getting the right result for our clients.

So, if you need licensing advice from a team of lawyers who understand the process from start to finish, give us a call today on 0344 967 0793.

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Lords Call for Radical Overhaul of “Fundamentally Flawed” Licensing Act

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 was set up to scrutinise the Act and on 4 April 2017 it published its report entitled The Licensing Act 2003: Post-Legislative Scrutiny.

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Our Head of Commercial, Grant Esterhuizen looks at possible affects of Brexit on your business's Intellectual Property Rights (“IPR”), in particular, trade mark and design rights.

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