Businesses operating in the leisure and entertainment industry need to ensure that they are operating correctly within the increasingly complex legal framework around the Licensing Act 2003. Our long established, highly experienced,  friendly and efficient licensing team can help you with all your licensing requirements, from the routine to more complex matters.

We handle all types of licensing applications, objections and appeals for a wide range of clients, many of whom are household names.

The licensing team is part of the firm’s commercial services group and is able to offer a seamless and holistic service to corporate and commercial clients requiring specialist licensing advice.

We provide a complete service package to our clients and offer workshops and other training to suit individuals’ business requirements including legal updates covering changes in licensing law and practice.

Chambers (2017) state that the licensing team stands out for its noteworthy client base, boasting a roster of leading names in the restaurant industry, and commends us for being equipped to deal with complex, contested licence applications.  Sources go on to say that we " excellent work" and "...are a pleasure to work with".

Legal 500 (2015) state that the 'first-class team continues to advise longstanding client Ladbrokes, and assisted Pizza Hut and Nandos with premises applications. Experienced legal executive Karen Lush is excellent.'

We can help you with:

  • Premises licensing; sale of alcohol, late night refreshment, regulated entertainment and Temporary Event Notices for special functions
  • Personal licences
  • Pavement/street trading licences permitting use of the public highway for external seating
  • Gaming licensing
  • Betting licensing
  • Due diligence, property transactions involving licensing

Meet the team

Karen Lush
Associate & Head of Licensing
023 8082 0464
07881 343 959
Julia Palmer
Consultant Solicitor
01202 813658
07866 265 152
Jeni Barden
Licensing Assistant
023 8082 0484
Charlotte Webb
Licensing Assistant
023 8082 0491

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