Licensing solicitors

Our licencing solicitors have intricate knowledge of the legislation affecting the leisure, hospitality and retail sector in the UK. Our solicitors advise individuals as well as larger companies in this field. Speak to a specialist licensing solicitor on 0203 816 9303 for expert advice.  

Our licencing solicitors can assist you regardless of the type of license whether it is a premise license, club premises certificate, temporary event notice or a personal license.

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Areas of specialism

  • Making applications for any type of license
  • Assisting when a license application is turned down
  • Advising on the sale and purchase of licensed property

Whilst licensing commonly involves liquor licenses, we are also able to assist with licensing issues for a number of other industries including:

  • Gambling licenses
  • Film licenses
  • Music licenses
  • Mobile holiday accommodation licenses
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