If you want your business to sell alcohol, provide hot food and drink between 11pm and 5am, or provide entertainment such as live music, you will need an appropriate licence for your premises.
Licences for premises can be complex and include specific conditions so it is important to speak with a licensing specialist who can ensure your licence covers all of your required purposes so you avoid any fines or convictions, as well as satisfying your local licensing authority.
Farleys Solicitors can help restaurants, pubs, bars, clubs, hotels and takeaways and more with any of the following licences:
- The sale of alcohol
- The supply of alcohol
- The provision of regulated entertainment*
- The provision of late night refreshments
*Types of entertainment that fall under this category are the performance of a play; exhibiting a film; indoor sporting events; boxing or wrestling entertainment; live music; the playing of recorded music or karaoke; or a dance performance.
Premises Licences for Festivals
Although music festivals or food festivals tend to take place out in the open air rather than traditional premises such as buildings, they do require a premises licence for the sale of alcohol and/or the provision of regulated entertainment as appropriate to your plans for the event.
Acquiring and Defending a Premises Licence
Our experienced team can provide the advice and guidance you need to ensure your business or event remains compliant with the law. If you are unsure as to whether your premises needs a licence we can complete an audit so any licensing issues are resolved before you begin trading.
If you find yourself in a dispute over your licence, our licensing team can give you advice and guidance on your next steps as to how to resolve the dispute.