Licensing

There are many circumstances that require a business or individual to hold a particular type of license in order for them to legally be able to trade in a certain industry or possess certain items. Application processes vary greatly depending on what type of license you are specifically seeking but they will all have an assessment of your suitability to hold this license within them. This will be evaluated against strict pre-determined criteria.

Should you be successful in obtaining your desired license there will be terms and conditions for you to follow.It is imperative you familiarise yourself with what could constitute as a breach of these as this could ultimately result in the revocation of your license and potential further penalties.

Operating without the required license is extremely foolish as if you are discovered to be doing so it is more than likely you will be subject to large fines and possibly even a custodial sentence.

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 Maidstone, Gravesend, Chatham and Tenterden 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 01622 673081 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 01622 673081