Licensing

Licenses are required in a range of circumstances from running a bar or restaurant to owning a firearm.  The process of applying for a license will vary depending on what you are applying for, but you will invariably need to demonstrate your suitability to be a license holder as assessed against a strict set of qualifying criteria.

Once a license has been issued it is important that you comply with its terms and take immediate action to address any breaches if you want to avoid the risk of your license being revoked.

Failing to obtain a license where required or to comply with all license terms could result in you being prosecuted and sentenced to a period of imprisonment or subjected to a hefty fine.  

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.

Where you are accused of having failed to obtain a license where required, or any other criminal charge arising out of 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 for clients who frequently have to travel abroad. 

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

If you need help with a licensing matter, please get in touch to see how we can assist. You can call us on 01474 35 11 99 or use our contact form and we will call you.

 

For further information please call to speak to one of our experts on 01474 351199