Licensing laws in the UK, which regulate both the sale and consumption of alcohol, are complex.
Getting it wrong can be can be disastrous for anyone who owns or manages a business premises where alcohol is available for sale, including:
- Pubs and bars
- Village and community halls
- Supermarkets and convenience stores
- Off licences
At Palmers we can assist with applications and ensure that your business is fully meeting its obligations.
As you will be well aware, the consequences for failing to follow the correct procedures can be very serious, with the risk of loss of income, or even closure due to the suspension or loss of your licence, along with significant damage to your business reputation. If you are unsure whether your business is meeting the requirements, or you simply need some guidance, we can help steer you through the complexities of licensing legislation
With this in mind it is important to seek expert advice at the earliest opportunity.
You can be assured that our experienced lawyers will work to achieve the best possible outcome and ensure that the individual requirements of your business are taken into consideration.
Our areas of expertise include:
- New premises licences
- Variations to premises licences, including entertainment and late night licences
- Personal licences
- The transfer of licences
- Temporary event notices
- Gaming machine permits for licensed premises
- Pavement licences
- Wedding licences
- Sale, Letting and Purchase of licenced premises
- Acting on appeals where a licence has been revoked
- Operator licences
- Representing your business at a Traffic Commissioner public enquiry
In addition, we can advise in criminal cases linked to licensing and regulatory crime.
We also have an excellent working relationship with statutory agencies which benefits our clients.
Our licensing team is led by Jacqui McGuirk, a solicitor in our Commercial Litigation Department.
To find out how Palmers can help you with our range of dedicated legal services for the licensed trade, please contact us.