Licensing

We are experienced in all types of licensing matters within the Hospitality & Leisure sector. We act for bars, hotels, late night entertainment venues, nightclubs, outdoor events/festivals, restaurants, retailers, sports stadiums, theatres, adult entertainment venues and garden centres.

We are ranked for Licensing in the Chambers and Partners rankings- the guide to the worlds best lawyers.

The team is known for broad-based practice, most active on both contentious and non-contentious liquor licensing matters. Also handles remote and non-remote betting and gaming issues and the licensing of sexual entertainment venues. 

Not only can we advise you on applications in your area, we prepare and progress applications on your behalf, dealing with licensing authorities, interested parties and responsible authorities. We regularly represent clients before Licensing Committees and Magistrates Courts throughout England and Wales.

For operators with multiple sites we offer a Licensing Management service using our online licensing portal (click link for further details).

Our services include:

Licensing Act 2003

Private Security Industry Authority Act 2001

  • SIA licences
  • SIA appeals
  • Prosecutions

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982

  •  Sexual entertainment venues – applications, appeals and judicial review.

For further information please contact Heath Thomas on +44 (0)1905 744812, or by email.