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Licensed premises | Premises licences

We have considerable experience in obtaining premises licences for a wide variety of clients from hotels, pubs, clubs and restaurants to theatres, football clubs and festivals. Our first step is to ensure that we fully understand what our clients want out of their premises licence enabling us to offer both commercial and practical advice for your business.

We have close working relationships with licensing authorities, the police, and environmental health officers. We also work closely with other professionals such as noise consultants and licensing security managers to ensure we obtain the very best outcome for our clients.

We are often called upon to advise on:

  • Submitting applications for the grant of premises licences in Special Policy Areas and Cumulative Impact Zones, such as in Westminster, Camden and Hackney
  • Applying for a variation of an existing premises licence
  • Seeking an increase in hours for licensable activities
  • Varying the premises licence to appoint a new DPS
  • Amending onerous premises licence conditions
  • Updating changes to licensing plans
  • Temporary event licences
  • Varying the premises licence to seek approval for refurbishment works
  • Premises licence reviews, appeals and prosecutions
  • Tables and chairs pavement licences
  • Registering a landlord’s interest on the licensing register
  • Applying for shadow premises licences
  • Providing advice to corporate and real estate lawyers on Licensing Act 2003 related terms in contracts

Examples of our Work

  • Acting for Ping Pong in Westfield shopping centre in Stratford
  • Acting for an investment bank on its proposed JV acquisition of circa 250 pubs from 5 pubco’s
  • Acting for a high end shellac bar in the fashionable Kings Road. Sakurami is a high end Russian nail bar concept, offering high quality beauty treatments, with a vodka twist
  • Undertaking licensing work for Park Chinois which is the latest, and largest, fine-dining project from Alan Yau OBE, the restaurateur behind the Michelin-starred Hakkasan and Yauatcha as well the Wagamama and Busaba Eathai chains
  • Obtaining a new premises licence in Kensington for a substantial online alcohol retailer
  • Obtaining a new premises licence for the switch house extension at the Tate Modern
  • Reviewing the licences for over 200 Mid-counties Co-operative stores
  • Varying the premises licence for Lima Floral in Westminster
  • Varying the premises licence for Blenheim Palace to facilitate outdoor music festivals
  • Advising a national restaurant chain on its licensing obligations following a Creditors Voluntary Arrangement (CVA)
  • Obtaining new licences for boutique cinema, Everyman Cinema, nationwide
  • Continuously obtaining licensing instructions for variation of works for the English National Opera
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