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With extensive knowledge of the regulatory landscapes these clients must navigate, we are well placed to provide them with guidance and advice to help them along the way. There are a number of licences that you may need to obtain if you own or manage a hotel. In order to serve alcohol you will need a Premises Licence, with a member of staff named as the Designated Premises Supervisor on the licence. This person must also hold a Personal Licence. If you are hoping to provide mini-bar services, it is important to make sure that your Premises Licence covers this. If your hotel plans to provide spa treatments, a Special Treatments Licence must be obtained, while hotels offering marriage or civil ceremonies must also obtain a licence.
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In London alone, there are over 17,000 restaurants but outside space is at a premium. If you would like to place tables and chairs outside your premises, a Pavement Licence will be required. In addition, if you plan to advertise outside your venue, for example on umbrellas or windbreaks, advertising consent is necessary. For more information please see our planning permission page here. We have considerable experience in advising on planning permission and obtaining ‘Tables and Chairs’ Licences including for clients in Special Policy Areas and Cumulative Impact Zones such as Westminster and will always deal with the concerns of local residents and your neighbours in a sensitive manner. Our work includes: Expert Licensing Solicitors for Theatres and Cinemas. Licensing Training Courses for Large and Small Groups by Expert Tutors.
Every premises must have a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) named on its Premises Licence and in order to be a DPS, you must hold a Personal Licence.
A DPS has a great deal of responsibility and must be fully aware of the law relating to alcohol sales, however some organisations prefer that all their employees are trained and have this knowledge. Indeed, if you are applying for a controversial Premises Licence, it may help your case if you demonstrate that your staff are fully trained and show that you take licensing objectives seriously. We offer nationally recognised personal licence training courses from our offices in London. If London is not your preferred location, we also have relationships with course providers nationwide. Planning Permission Advice from Expert Licensing Lawyers.
When opening or changing a licensed premises, planning permission should be one of the first issues considered.
Our team is highly experienced in securing planning permission for clients nationwide across the entertainment, gaming and retail sectors. Change of Use. Expert Betting and Gaming Lawyers for Land Based Non Remote Premises Licences. Where gambling facilities are provided in premises, for example, bingo halls, betting offices, adult gaming centres and licensed family entertainment centres, an application must be made to the local authority for a Gambling Premises Licence.
You must have a right to occupy the premises and submit scaled drawings which cover the requirements set out in the Gambling Premises Licence Regulations 2007. For a Premises Licence to be granted, an Operating Licence must first be issued, however it is possible to submit an application for a Premises Licence as long as an application for an Operating Licence has been made. Each category of Premises Licence has different default operating hours, for example midday to 6am for casinos.
However, an application can be made at the outset to extend the hours for the provision of gambling facilities. Top Licensing Lawyers for Gambling Operating Licences. Remote Gambling Whether operators are providing gambling facilities to British consumers (B2C) or if gambling facilities are provided in a situation where there is no direct relationship with the end-user(B2B), a Remote Operating Licence must be obtained from the Gambling Commission.
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Assisting clients across a diverse range of businesses in the entertainment and hospitality sectors including nightclubs, pubs, restaurants, hotels, theatres, cinemas, casinos, football clubs, festivals and art galleries, we have helped obtain a wide variety of licences from Premises Licences, Pavement Licences and Personal Licences to licences for marriage and civil ceremonies. We have close working relationships with licensing authorities, the police and environmental health officers. We also work closely with other professionals such as noise consultants and licensing security managers to ensure we obtain the best outcome for our clients.
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Expert Solicitors for criminal defence of licensed premises. A Premises Licence is a valuable asset, but it comes with responsibilities for the licence holder, underpinned by the requirement to promote the four licensing objectives.
If convicted of offences relating to licensing law, the penalties are often harsh and can result in the loss of your Personal Licence. If you and your premises face a criminal investigation, the police may begin with an interview under caution. Top Licensing lawyers for festivals and outdoor events. Outdoor events and festivals are a great place for friends to connect and socialise, hopefully while enjoying some nice weather!
But organising large crowds with little to no permanent infrastructure can prove to be a tough task, even before taking into account legal consideration. Our experienced team of experts can take the stress out of the legal side of things, by helping you navigate the tricky regulatory landscape and providing support and advice to ensure your event is a success. For small events of less than 500 people, it is usually possible to go ahead with a Temporary Event Notice, however larger events will probably require a Premises Licence. While the consultation period for a Premises Licence is only four weeks, often with large scale events this will be the culmination of protracted discussions and negotiations with the licensing authority, police and other relevant stakeholders, meaning it is important to leave plenty of time to obtain the licence.
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Granted by sector, these licences can be obtained for businesses wanting to offer casino games (including slots and poker), bingo, betting and lottery products, with applicants wanting to offer gambling in more than one of these sectors able to obtain a single licence covering all activities. Examples of our work: Top Licensing Solicitors for Supermarkets and Off-Licences. We regularly act for clients who run large chains of supermarkets or small independent off-licences and have the experience necessary to help them with any licensing issues they face. In order to sell alcohol in your shop you must first secure a Premises Licence from the relevant licensing authority. Furthermore, you will need at least one Personal Licence holder, who will be the named Designated Premises Supervisor on your Premises Licence. If you plan to advertise outside your shop, such as with signs or A-boards you will need advertising consent. In addition, if you plan to make any changes to your shop such as to the layout, or opening times, you may need to apply to vary your existing licence.
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Although it is a very common licensing condition, it may not be conducive to your customers having a very relaxed experienced! We have assisted many clients in having these conditions lifted, adding real value to their restaurant businesses. We have also helped licencees secure additional external dining areas, extending their trading area.
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