Licensing

The rules and regulations with licensing are becoming increasingly stricter and more actively enforced every day so if you are operating in any way and a licence is a requirement it is essential that you obtain the correct one. Similarly with some of the changes in licensing law, if you already hold one it may be that it needs updating or altering in some way which we can of course assist with.

The penalties for operating without a licence can be severe, including fines, confiscation of property or closure of business and at worst, a custodial sentence.  If you’re not sure if you need a licence please do not take the risk - make an initial appointment to discuss your situation without delay to at least put your mind at rest if nothing else.

Our licensing solicitors can guide you through the process of applying for the license you require and help with any related matters that may subsequently arise.

They can help you to apply for a license in respect of:

  • pubs;
  • clubs;
  • hotels;
  • restaurants;
  • takeaways;
  • off-licenses;
  • gambling establishments;
  • entertainment venues;
  • organised events; and
  • firearms.

They can also help with:

  • variations to an existing license;
  • alleged breaches of license terms;
  • licensing issues where the police or licensing authority are involved; 
  • license reviews; and
  • appeals against license revocation.

If you have been accused of having failed to obtain a license where required or any other criminal charge relating to licensing laws, our criminal law team is also on hand to assist.

Advising businesses throughout Kent and beyond

We have offices in Tenterden, Maidstone, Gravesend and Chatham where we can meet you to discuss your requirements.

We can also offer meetings at your place of business if the need arises, as well as conference calls via skype where appropriate.   

Funding

We offer an initial appointment to discuss your requirements from £95 plus VAT.  After that we can arrange flexible payment terms, including monthly billing to help you budget. 

Get in touch

Call us on 01580 762248 if you need our help. Alternatively complete our Contact Us form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

 

For further information please call to speak to one of our experts on 01580 762248