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Licensing & Gambling

Securing the appropriate licences on the most beneficial terms is a critical factor in commercial success for every business in the leisure and entertainment sector.

Our experienced licensing & gambling law team specialises in all issues concerning alcohol, entertainment, gaming and gambling. Our detailed understanding of the statutory process enables us to advise you on all aspects of the law.

Our knowledge and experience will help pre-empt issues through early negotiation with Local Authorities, responsible bodies, residents and neighbouring land or business owners.

We will provide you with a realistic assessment of the strength of your case, advise on evidence needed to support your application and prepare well presented applications in writing and at hearings.

Our practical approach and excellent relationships with Licensing Authorities and responsible bodies results in licences being granted more quickly and cost effectively.

If we can assist you in any way, or if you simply want to discuss any licensing & gambling issue, please contact us at any time.