TV Edwards are your trusted legal experts in all aspects of alcohol and entertainment licensing law.

TV Edwards have provided us with an exemplary service in acquiring premises licences for a number of our workspaces. They are communicative, transparent and highly effective and I would recommend their services to any similar business.

Steve Morrin, Managing Director – Sustainable Workspaces

If you or your business wish to supply alcohol or hot food and drink late at night; if you wish to run music events, perform plays, exhibit films or host sporting events, then the chances are that you will need a licence in order to do so lawfully.

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Local authorities grant licences that permit these types of activities, and they have the power to suspend, alter or revoke licences once granted.

The licensing regime is often considered complicated, confusing and bureaucratic in nature. There are numerous deadlines, procedures, regulations and requirements to navigate and although governed by a single piece of legislation in The Licensing Act 2003, in practice the policies and approaches of individual local authorities all differ from one another.

If your business wishes to undertake licensable activity, then getting your licence in place has to be a top priority. You simply may not be able to trade in the way you would like to, without one.

Licences contain conditions which you as the licence holder are obliged to comply with. You will want your licence to be drafted in a way that works for your particular operation. The opening hours, permitted activities and other restrictions on how you can trade, need to be carefully drafted and well thought through.

Once you have a licence in place, it becomes a valuable part of your business, and you will want to protect it. Should your neighbours, local residents’ groups, the police or local authority have cause to complain about some aspect of your business then your licence could be under threat and that could threaten the viability of your business altogether.

How we can help with Licensing

The Licensing team at TV Edwards are experts in all aspects of licensing law. We have been achieving successful outcomes for our clients over many years in a large variety of circumstances both in London and further afield. We act for publicans, event organisers, shop keepers, restauranteurs, cafes and takeaways, private members clubs, hoteliers, nightclubs, bars, cinemas and sports clubs, landlords and tenants, owners and operators.

We can help you obtain a new Premises Licence and negotiate its terms and conditions. We can help you transfer a licence or vary its terms. We can help prevent an authority from altering, suspending, or revoking your existing licence. We can provide expert advice and assistance on any issue at any stage of the process.

Licensing Services

We can provide expert advice on all of the following areas:

How the Licensing team works

Led by our Managing Partner Julian Overton, our Licensing team has a reputation for working to the very highest standards. We deliver expert solutions with professionalism, clarity, respect and care.  We are open, approachable and easy to communicate with.  We have many years of relevant experience and a track record of successful outcomes for clients.

The Licensing team are trained and experienced litigators, advocates and members of the Institute of Licensing.

We understand the needs of you and your business.  Our job is to get the right type of licence in place for you. Where you find yourself in conflict with neighbours, the police or your local authority, we will try to resolve those difficulties and help you get you back up and running.

We pride ourselves on offering pragmatic and sensible advice to clients to get their applications over the line and get their projects underway as quickly as possible.

Our Licensing Clients

Over the years we have worked for a large variety of clients in licensing matters, from east-end convenience stores to international brands and just about everything in between. Some of the clients we are proud to have worked for recently are:

Our Licensing Fees

Most straightforward applications can usually be conducted for an all-inclusive fixed fee. In the case of Reviews, Appeals or more complex matters we are likely to work to an hourly charge out rate after providing you with a detailed estimate of costs. Further details on the costs of our services can be found here. Contact us today for a no obligation estimate of our fees in your case.

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I have worked with Julian Overton at TV Edwards for a number of years now, both professionally and on personal matters and I could not recommend him highly enough. A pleasure to deal with!
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Nathaniel went above and beyond to help me with my case. There is nothing I could suggest to improve the service – I am very pleased with the help and support I received.

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