Licensing

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We are specialists in alcohol and entertainment licensing across the whole of England and Wales, renowned nationally for our service and expertise.

The only licensing team in the North West ranked in the top tier of the Legal 500, we come highly recommended with “an unrivalled reputation for licensing work.”

Our clients range from those starting out in the trade and seeking a licence for their first premises, to national developers seeking strategic advice on multi-million pound hospitality complexes. We act on behalf of premises from restaurants, bars and pubs to off-licences, nightclubs, lap-dancing clubs, festivals and large event spaces.

Whatever stage your business is at, our solicitors have a wealth of experience and always look to proactively assist you in finding the best solution possible. We have a deep understanding all aspects of the licensed trade, and always look to add value to your business when it comes to your licensing arrangements.

In the hospitality industry, your licence is truly your most valuable asset, and we work hard to ensure that you open with and retain the permissions you require. We provide you with high-quality, practical and commercial advice, and are happy to work with you on your project from conception to opening and throughout your years of trade.

Our solicitors act on behalf of many successful operators, including Living Ventures, Revolution Bars, San Carlo, Individual Restaurant Group, BrewDog and Turtle Bay.

Client Portal

Clients can access their licensing portal by clicking here.

Premises Licence Applications

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Variations

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Cumulative Impact

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Transfers, DPS Variations and Temporary Event Notices

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Provisional Statements and Provisional Premises Licences

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Licensing Committee Representation

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Reviews

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Appeals

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Tables and Chairs Licences

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Sexual Entertainment Venue Licensing

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Noise Abatement Notices

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Personal Licences

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Licensing Advice for Legal Professionals

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Kuits’ ‘dedicated licensing practice’ includes the ‘extremely knowledgeable and experienced’ Anthony Lyons and ‘very approachable’ senior associate Felicity Tulloch.

Clients appreciate the team’s ‘efficiency and deep understanding of licensing procedures’, as well as their ‘experience and understanding of local authorities.’ Anthony Lyons is seen as a ‘legend of the licensing field’ and clients note that ‘the strength of his experience is hard to replace and unique in this sector.’

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