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 2019:

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. They recently acted in Milton Keynes v Skyline, one of the landmark licensing matters of the last year, which concerned the use of cutting-edge technology to book taxis on mobile phone apps. 

Client service:

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

"The clerks are very good. They are quick in getting hold of barristers and very personable."


Barristers in this practice area


Vincent Fraser QC

Vincent Fraser QC

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

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Sam Karim QC (Sheikh M S Karim)

Sam Karim QC (Sheikh M S Karim)

Head of Administrative & Public Law and Local Government

Administrative & Public Law | Arbitration | Court of Protection & Mental Health | Health & Social Care | Inquests | Licensing | Local Government | Procurement | Technology & Construction

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Sarah Clover

Sarah Clover

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

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Leo Charalambides

Leo Charalambides

Licensing | Planning | Real Estate Litigation |

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Ben Williams

Ben Williams

Employment | Licensing |

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Sarah Reid

Sarah Reid

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

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Anthony Gill

Anthony Gill

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

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Philip Robson

Philip Robson

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

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Freddie Humphreys

Freddie Humphreys

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

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Constanze Bell

Constanze Bell

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

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Nicholas Truelove

Nicholas Truelove

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

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Piers Riley-Smith

Piers Riley-Smith

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

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Stephanie Hall

Stephanie Hall

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

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Jake Brooke

Jake Brooke

Birmingham Clerk

Telephone: 0121 200 3573 Click to Mail
Luke Heywood

Luke Heywood

Leeds Clerk

Telephone: 0113 203 1140 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

Call: 0345 034 3444
Email: clerks@kingschambers.com

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