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