Our licencing solicitors 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
About Licencing Law
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.
Local authorities grant licences that permit these types of activities, and they have the power to suspend, alter or revoke licences once granted.
The licencing regime is often considered complicated, confusing, and bureaucratic in nature.
There are numerous deadlines, procedures, regulations, and requirements to navigate. 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 that 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 Can Our Team Of Licencing Lawyers Help?
We have been achieving successful outcomes for our clients over many years in a large variety of circumstances, both in London and further afield.
Our licencing solicitors act for publicans, event organisers, shopkeepers, 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.
How Our Team Of Licencing Lawyers Works
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 licencing team consists of 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 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:
- Brussels Wharf Market
- Sustainable Bankside
- Wasps Rugby Football
- Sunset Cinema
- London Bridge Rooftop
- Deco Lounge Hertford
- Zetter Hotels
- Pilgrim Hotels
- Hanna Restaurant
- Antika Restaurant
- Rack and Bite
- Ji Chicken
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.