Licensing

There are a vast number of industries and items that will require you to hold a licence for in order for your ownership or involvement to be legally compliant. If you are unsure as to whether this applies to you then you must ensure you make necessary enquiries and act accordingly.

The assumption that a licence will be granted automatically is grossly incorrect – you will have to meet that particular type of licences criteria which will be decided following a series of checks done on you as an individual and your business if applicable.

If a licence is granted you must adhere to its terms and conditions which will be outlined to you as failure to do so will result in your licence being revoked and possible fines being given. Similarly, failure to obtain a licence and continuing to use or run the respective item or establishment will result in significant fines, seizure of the item or closure of business and possibly 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.

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 Chatham, Maidstone, Gravesend 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

Call us on 01634 811444 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 Contact Us or call to speak to one of our experts on 01634 811444.