Licensing has been at the forefront of legal development over recent years with the introduction of new legislation regulating the sale of alcohol, entertainment venues and gambling.

The development of these detailed and complex statutory schemes requires specialist legal advice which Kings Chambers is able to offer. The team provides the highest standard of advisory and advocacy services and offers substantial expertise covering a wide variety of licensing regimes including -

  • Alcohol & Entertainment
  • Taxis
  • Sexual Entertainment Venues
  • Gambling
  • Street Trading
  • Scrap Metal
  • Firearms
  • Premises Security

In addition, members of the Practice Group also have expertise in road haulage licensing (public inquiries before the Office of the Traffic Commissioner) and other licensing processes.

Members have substantial experience in licensing hearings, appeals to Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court, tribunal proceedings and appeals, appeals by way of case stated and judicial review claims and mediation. Several members have been involved in ground-breaking licensing cases under the new regimes. The team is regularly praised for its ability to provide strategically sound advice in difficult and legally complex situations leading to the best possible outcome for clients. Members are regularly instructed by Trade Clients, Local Authorities and the Police.

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