Licensing Trade

Licensing Trade

Palmers – experts in licensing law

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
  • Cinemas
  • Theatres
  • Nightclubs
  • Cafes
  • Takeaways
  • Village and community halls
  • Supermarkets and convenience stores
  • Off licences

At Palmers, we can help steer you through the complexities of licensing legislation.

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.

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

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 Paul Oldershaw,  a solicitor in our Commercial Property Law department, who is highly experienced in dealing with matters relating to licensed premises.

To find out how Palmers can help you with our range of dedicated legal services for the licensed trade, please contact us.

Palmers and CPL Training

CPL TrainingTo help you and your staff keep abreast with the latest licensing regulations, we are pleased to recommend a range of training courses through CPL Training.

CPL is a national training provider offering a range of nationally recognised and bespoke in-house qualifications. They also offer a range of licensed-retail, hospitality, food hygiene, health and safety, first aid and security sector training.

CPL have been involved in the delivery of training and qualifications since 1991 and currently train over 25,000 learners every year.

The licensed-retail qualifications they offer have been developed in conjunction with Education Development International plc (EDI), which is an international awarding body that offers qualifications in over 150 countries. They have a joint working relationship with EDI and CPL’s Chairman, Paul Chase, sits on the EDI Educational Advisory Committee.

CPL is the biggest provider of training for personal licence holders in the UK – with 70 training venues nation-wide offering the NCPLH and SCPLH courses and qualifications. To find out more information on the Personal Licence Holders examination and to book on-line please click here.

Carey Jacobs

Supervising Partner, Commercial Property