Licensing can become a complex and confusing area.

As your commercial solicitor we can support and advise on the full range of licensing issues that may arise, including anything relating to statutory licensing regimes, from submitting an application for a licence to defending prosecutions. We can help you at your licence application hearing, reviews and appeal against licensing decisions.

We regularly support applications for personal and premises licences. We also advise on varying licences, helping our clients take advantage of extended opening hours or carrying out different activities at the premises.

Under the 2003 licensing act comply you must now comply to a dual system of both personal and premises licences if you wish to:

  • Sell alcohol
  • Supply alcohol
  • Provide regulated entertainment
  • Provide late night refreshments

The key objectives of the act are:

  • The prevention of crime and disorder
  • Public safety
  • The prevention of public nuisance
  • The protection of children from harm
Oldest Solicitor Firm in Manchester, Oldham and Todmorden

Our commercial solicitors, led by the esteemed Julian Smith, have specialist knowledge and a wealth of experience in this area. We can advise clients at the earliest stage of any application.

Wrigley Claydon’s specialist team often integrate with others within the firm to support the licensee in other aspects of their business. Should staffing problems, trade disputes or other issues arise, we are able to provide the necessary advice and support.

As your trusted commercial Solicitor, Wrigley Claydon has solid foundations that allows us to move with the times to help you through the legal process stress free. All businesses need someone skilled, reliable and experienced they can turn to for support and guidance. This is where we can help.

Our well established team of solicitors have in-depth knowledge and experience in this area of law, so please call us for more information:
Manchester Office:
0161 914 9881
Oldham Office:
0161 624 6811
Todmorden Office:
01706 815712


Team: John Porter