Licensing Law Advice: food, alcohol, gambling, entertainment and security
We can advise on all forms of licensing activity, including food, alcohol, gambling, entertainment and security. We undertake all types of licensing work, including licensing reviews, appeals and challenging local authority policies.
The Licensing Act 2003 changed the licensing landscape in the UK. Under the act, any establishment selling hot food or alcohol between 11pm and 5am, or providing certain forms of entertainment in the same period, is required to adhere to a dual system of licensing – personal licensing and premises licensing.
Any business that operates in the entertainment and leisure industry needs to ensure it has the correct licenses in place. Any business owner will be aware of the potential consequences and costs of errors during the licensing application process, such as delayed opening or being forced to close while licences are sorted out.