• 0161 696 6170
  • Request a callback
Stephensons Solicitors LLP Banner Image

Licensing solicitors - compliance & enforcement

Stephensons has a team of specialist lawyers who provide advice and representation to individuals and businesses attempting to navigate the complex licensing laws and requirements in place. We are able to act for clients across a number of sectors including alcohol and entertainment, restaurant and food, gambling, animals, and firearms and can provide advice and assist with a number of issues, including: Temporary events notices, licence reviews, local authority investigations, injunctions, and prosecutions.

Our specialist regulatory lawyers understand the pressure on businesses to ensure strict compliance with the laws and their own licenses. Breaches of these laws or breaches of a licence can lead to significant financial penalties, adverse publicity, and in some cases a custodial sentence. If you wish to protect your business or you have been contacted about possible enforcement action, it is extremely important to seek advice from a specialist before you take any action. Defending you and your business is our primary concern. If you require assistance, please contact our specialist lawyers on 0161 696 6250. Alternatively, please complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you directly to discuss your case.


Excellent4.6 score on Trustpilot
Rated 4.6 / 5 Based on 1967 reviews
Read all reviews

Statutory licensing

Statutory licensing is wide-ranging and covers a number of commercial sectors. Our specialist lawyers can give you the advice that you need to deal with any enforcement action faced by you or your business, including:

  • Obtaining temporary events notices; and
  • Defending enforcement action, including licence reviews, prosecutions, and closure orders.

We are able to act for clients across a number of sectors, in particular alcohol and entertainment, restaurant and food, gambling, animals, and firearms

If you require advice or support in relation to any of the above, you should seek specialist legal advice as soon as possible in order to protect your interests. For a confidential discussion with a member of our team, please contact us on 0161 696 6250 or complete our online enquiry form.

loading staff

"Industrial-Scale Fraud" at Nigerian Test Centre Investigated by NMC

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) have reported that they have uncovered extensive fraud occurring at a test centre in Nigeria, which has resulted in hundreds of applicants potentially obtaining fraudulent results. In light of the NMC’s...

Read more

New Border Target Operating Model - introduced from January 2024

In August 2023 the Secretary of State for Cabinet Office presented to Parliament a new Border Target Operating Model (BTOM). The BTOM applies to all imports into Great Britain, including imports from the EU. The purpose of the BTOM is to balance the need...

Read more

Regulatory defence - staff reorder

  • Carl Johnson
  • Sean Joyce
  • Laura Hannah
  • Paul Loughlin
  • Chloe Parish
  • Martin Haisley
  • Cameron Stubbs
  • Katie Wilson
  • Skye MacPhee
  • Molly McMurtry
  • Adam Smith
  • Martyn Jackson