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Licensing

Anyone wishing to sell alcohol, hot food or drink after 11pm, or provide certain forms of entertainment has to adhere to a dual system of licensing – “Personal” and “Premises” licences.

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The granting of permission to be allowed to operate and provide services that fall under the Licensing Act 2003

The Licensing Act 2003, which came into force during 2005, brought about a complete overhaul of licensing law. Under the Act, anyone wishing to sell alcohol, hot food or drink after 11pm, or provide certain forms of entertainment has to adhere to a dual system of licensing – “Personal” and “Premises” licences.

“Premises Licences” are now required for all locations offering alcohol (and in some cases food) for sale. The Act also applies to provision of some public entertainments.

Those responsible for operating premises will require an individual “Personal Licence” which will effectively be a passport entitling them to operate any premises which have an appropriate Premises Licence.

Licensing applications are regularly won or lost by the way they are prepared. The Commercial Lawyers at Bridge McFarland can help by making thorough checks to ensure that everything has been done to make each application as robust as possible. Where local residents or authorities object to applications they can advise on how best to proceed.

The team can also assist in varying existing Licences, for instance to alter the opening hours or to include different activities at the premises.

Our commercial lawyers have sound local knowledge and are happy to advise clients at the earliest stage of any application.

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