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Any person or business wishing to sell alcohol, provide regulated entertainment or late night snacks and drinks needs to have a premises licence.
The licence document should be specific to your requirements and those of your business.
Applying for a premises licence can be a lengthy and somewhat intimidating process. You have to think about many different things, such as the opening hours, consultation period and public notices at the same time and get them right to have a chance in receiving your license.
Although it is not obligatory to have solicitor support when applying for a premises license, a solicitor provides welcome support in getting the paperwork together, knows the pitfalls and has expertise in this area, which you will benefit from.
We offer advice and assistance with applications and advocacy in connection with the Licensing Act 2003 to include personal liquor licensing, premises and gaming licences.
Katie Basey is our licensing solicitor. She will advise on personal and premises licence applications whether in association with commercial property or not, and including the transfer of the required licence on acquisition of the business.
You can contact Katie by emailing KB@AandCo.co.uk.
In the event of there being any difficulty with a licence on commercial premises, Bill Martin would advise you.
These are Fixed fee for an application for a new premises licence (simple application)
Fixed fee of £1,140.00 (including VAT but excluding disbursements).
This fee is made up of:
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as the application fee. We will pay the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process:
*These fees vary depending on the individual premises and where it is located. The fees can on occasion be higher than the ranges given above. We will give you an accurate figure for each item as soon as we are able to do so.
How long will my application take?
Matters usually take 6-12 weeks from receipt of full instructions from you. This is on the basis of the application being relatively straightforward and you being able to provide all the necessary documents promptly.
If your matter is more complex, for example if there is substantial opposition from interested parties, or if there is a delay in receiving the documents we need, it may take longer.
The fee does not include: