Licensing

 

What our Licensing Barristers offer

Licensing is a dynamic area of law and continues to develop rapidly with modern legislation regulating the sale of alcohol, entertainment venues, gambling and more.

Succeeding in these detailed and complex statutory regimes requires specialist legal expertise which Kings Chambers barristers can offer. The barrister team provides the highest standard of advisory and advocacy services and offers substantial experience covering a wide variety of licensing regimes including:

  • Alcohol & Entertainment
  • Taxis
  • Sexual Entertainment Venues
  • Gambling
  • Street Trading
  • Scrap Metal
  • Firearms
  • Premises Security
  • Animals
  • Aesthetics & Special Treatments

In addition, barristers in this practice group also have expertise in road haulage licensing (public inquiries before the Office of the Traffic Commissioner) and other licensing processes.

Our Licensing barristers have substantial experience and expertise in licensing hearings, appeals to magistrates’ courts and the Crown Court, tribunal proceedings and appeals, appeals by way of case stated, judicial review claims and mediation. Several barristers have been involved in ground-breaking licensing cases of national interest. The barrister team is regularly praised for the ability to provide strategically sound advice in difficult and legally complex situations leading to the best possible outcome for clients.

 

Who our Licensing Barristers act for

Our barristers are regularly instructed by national chains, independent trade clients, local authorities and the police.

 

What the directories say about our Licensing Barristers;

Chambers UK 2022:

Kings Chambers continues to offer market-leading expertise in a wide range of licensing cases. Barristers at the set are highly experienced in both taxi and alcohol licensing cases and regularly deal with highly contentious licensing appeals. Members are instructed by both licensees and local governments.

Client service:

Jake Brooke is the senior clerk in Birmingham. "Jake is brilliant, super-helpful and always available. During the pandemic, they provided online seminars; it was nice to keep in touch with regular updates." "The clerks do great work and are very approachable."

Barristers in this practice area


Sam Karim KC (Sheikh M S Karim) | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Sam Karim KC (Sheikh M S Karim) | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Head of Administrative & Public Law and Local Government

Administrative & Public Law | Arbitration | Health & Social Care | Inquests | Licensing | Local Government | Procurement | Technology & Construction | Court of Protection Property & Affairs | Court of Protection Health & Welfare | Abuse & Human Rights Claims |

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Sarah Clover | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Sarah Clover | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Administrative & Public Law | Environment | Licensing | Local Government | Planning |

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Leo Charalambides | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Leo Charalambides | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Licensing | Planning | Real Estate Litigation |

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Ben Williams | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Ben Williams | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Employment | Licensing |

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Anthony Gill | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Anthony Gill | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Administrative & Public Law | Environment | Licensing | Local Government | Planning |

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Philip Robson | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Philip Robson | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Administrative & Public Law | Environment | Licensing | Local Government | Planning |

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Freddie Humphreys | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Freddie Humphreys | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Administrative & Public Law | Environment | Licensing | Local Government | Planning |

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Constanze Bell | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Constanze Bell | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Administrative & Public Law | Environment | Local Government | Licensing | Planning & Development | Planning |

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Nicholas Truelove | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Nicholas Truelove | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Clinical Negligence & Healthcare | Costs & Litigation Funding | Inquests | Licensing | Occupational Disease | Serious Injury |

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Piers Riley-Smith | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Piers Riley-Smith | Manchester, Leeds & Birmingham

Administrative & Public Law | Environment | Licensing | Local Government | Planning |

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Jake Brooke

Jake Brooke

Senior Birmingham Clerk

Telephone: 0121 200 3573 Click to Mail
Drew Platt

Drew Platt

Birmingham Clerk

Telephone: 0121 200 3581 Click to Mail
Top set for licensing in the Midlands, recognised for both its regional and national reach. Its advocates litigate an impressive array of cases, concerning licences for services of all kinds, including taxis, casinos, music venues, pubs and restaurants.
Chambers UK

The clerks are incredibly helpful. They are always quick to respond and accommodating.

Contact Details

0345 034 3444
clerks@kingschambers.com

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