Licensing Law Solicitors

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

Our clients range from those starting out in the trade and completing their first premises licence application, to national developers seeking strategic advice on multi-million pound hospitality complexes. Whether you are looking for a pub licence, bar licence, entertainment licence, or a licence to sell alcohol at a festival or large event space – we help and act on your behalf.

Whatever stage your business is at, our licensing 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.

Why choose us?

Our licensing solicitors act on behalf of many successful operators, including, Brewdog, Revolution Bars, Turtle Bay, San Carlo, The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant Group and New World Trading Limited and have a wealth of experience between them.

The team handles hundreds of applications annually, across all Licensing Authorities in England and Wales.  They have particular expertise in obtaining licences in areas of Cumulative Impact, and appearing before Licensing Committees in contested applications.


We can assist in advising on drafting and lodging the Notice of Appeal....

Cumulative Impact

We have obtained licences for clients in Cumulative Impact areas across the country....

Provisional Statements and Provisional Premises Licences

We advise developers & landlords ...

Licence Reviews

We are experienced in negotiating with authorities....

Licensing Advice for Legal Professionals

We offer advice to other legal professionals on licensing aspects of matters. ...

Licensing Committee Representation

Confident, experienced advocates with a long history of representing applicants....

Personal Licences

We advise on the whole process of obtaining a personal licence. ...

premises licence applications

Premises Licence Applications

We lodge hundreds of licence applications annually....

Tables & Chairs or Street Cafe Licences

Helping clients maximise trading area. ...

Transfers, DPS Variations and Temporary Event Notices

We advice on transfers, DPS variations and temporary event notices. ...



Assistance with variations to licences. ...

leisure and hospitality lawyers

Leisure & Hospitality Solicitors

We advise on legal matters for clients in the leisure and hospitality sector. ...

“Exceptional industry knowledge”

Real quality and experience throughout the licensing team. Exceptional industry knowledge and relationships with local authorities, particularly in the North West.

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