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SPECIALIST ADVICE FOR LEISURE & RETAIL OPERATORS

We offer practical, expert commercial advice on all aspects of alcohol and entertainment licensing law and practice. We deliver a high-quality service tailored to your business needs.
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The hospitality sector is going through a tremendously challenging time. Now, more than ever, it is essential that licensed premises have the right licensing permissions. We can advise you to make sure that you are compliant with national, local authority and regulatory requirements.

We can provide you with both clear and pragmatic solutions for your commercial requirements. Our aim is to ensure that you can operate your business effectively and to its maximum potential.

We are able to advise on a whole range of leisure businesses and operators in the licensed sector and hospitality industry. This ranges from popular multi-site household name companies to small one-off venues. So whether you have previous experience with, or are new to the world of premises licenses, we can guide you forward.  

We strongly believe that building solid client relationships is the key to success. We will always take the time to get to know you and your business needs better. Our tailored approach ensures that we understand your business model and recognise what you want to achieve with our licensing services.

At Taylor Rose MW, we can guide you on your licensing objectives. Under the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 a premises licence is required for the sale by retail of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment and the supply of hot food and drink after 11pm.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Obtaining new premises licences to authorise the sale of alcohol, provision of regulated entertainment and supply of hot food and drink after 11pm.
  • Variation of premises licences to alter layout and/or licensable activities and operating hours.
  • Obtaining highways/tables & chairs licences for outside seating.
  • Obtaining the correct licenses for wedding venues.
  • Temporary events notices for one off events.
  • Obtaining personal licences and changes to Designated Premises Supervisor.
  • Advising on club premises certificates for qualifying clubs.
  • Licensing due diligence in commercial transactions.
  • Advice on lease terms and requirements to ensure the right licence conditions.  
  • Advice to ensure that all relevant provisions are in place to allow a new operator to run new or existing  premises lawfully.
  • Transferring premises licences on change of ownership, advice on maintaining business continuity in the event of bankruptcy, insolvency or death.
  • Renewal of fees for premises licences and highways/tables & chairs licences.
  • Preparation and review of bespoke staff training documentation and delivery of bespoke workshops.


Taylor Rose MW Alcohol and Entertainment licensing services

 

Making sure you have the right licenses in place is essential to running a successful leisure business. We have a proven ability to deliver sensible, commercially aware licensing advice. Our professional specialist advice ensures that you can run your business how you want to within the law.

Consultant Solicitor "Caroline Matthews attracts high praise from clients for her ability to translate ‘complex legal regimes’ into plain English” - Chambers Legal Directory 2015

To find out more about our Alcohol and Entertainment licensing legal services, please contact us by clicking the box below. Our trusted specialist will be happy to discuss your requirements to achieve your commercial goals.


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Licensing & Entertainment Fees

 

The majority of licensing applications will be charged on a set fee basis. New premises licence applications and full variation applications will be charged according to the information set out below.

Fees will depend on a range of matters including the complexity of the proposed operating schedule, or proposed changes to an existing premises licence. Other factors include the size and location of the premises and local licensing conditions.

Matter Type Our Pricing VAT (20%)

Straightforward application for a new premises licence, or full variation of existing premises licence. Standard hours, a small likelihood of police or other interested parties’ representations are expected. Considerations that may increase the fee include the type and size of premises, proposed number and complexity of licensable activities. The premises may be situated in a cumulative impact area or residential area

£850 - £1400  + disbursements

£170 - £280  

Medium complexity application: there is a likelihood that negotiation with responsible authorities and/or other interested parties during the consultation period will be required. Standard hours and non-contentious conditions are being applied for. The premises may be situated within a cumulative impact area or residential area.

£1250 - £1800 + disbursements

£250 - £360

High complexity application:  non-standard hours and/or conditions are proposed. Multiple licensable activities, large premises and/or large scale events proposed. There is a strong likelihood of police/other interested parties’ representations. Detailed negotiation with responsible authorities and/or other interested parties during the consultation period is expected. The premises are situated in a cumulative impact area or residential area.

£1800 - £6000  + disbursements

£360 - £1,200


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