The Ashfords Licensing Team regularly advises local authorities and private sector companies/individuals on all areas of licensing law, advising clients on premises licences, personal licences, temporary event notices, taxi licences, gambling & lottery licences and sex establishment licences. They deal with the full spectrum of cases from the straight forward, low value to complex multi-million pound cases (and everything in between).
We have worked on enormous projects including casinos, high status retail outlets and a prestigious hotel and spa development, dealt with the complicated transfer of a premises licence arising out of the purchase of a £1.5 million nightclub out of insolvency, and have experience of applications to the Gambling Commission in respect of on-line gaming websites. We have even salvaged a rock concert that was objected to by the Police and successfully assisted a local authority on appeal against the decision of its licensing sub-committee to withdraw the premises licence of a night club where drugs and violent offences had been taking place.
Our team members have appeared as advocate on behalf of clients at innumerable hearings before Licensing Committees.
Jeremy is an Associate in Ashfords' Business Risk and Regulation Team. His main specialist practice is advising on and representing businesses and individuals in relation to a wide range of regulatory offences including defending prosecutions brought by the Environment Agency, Health & Safety Executive, Trading Standards, the Fire Service and VOSA.Read more
Our Retail Team is here to guide you through the maze of legislation that applies in the industry, which can threaten the profitability of your business. Our team will work with you to ensure compliance in line with your objectives, whilst encouraging the growth of your business.Read more
Patricia is a Partner in the Commercial Property Team. She also specialises in licensing for Leisure & Hospitality.Read more
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