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Welcome to Licensing Defence Barristers

We act for, advise & represent licence holders in all matters relating to premises licences:

> Revocations, suspensions & refusals
> Reviews & interim steps
> Appeals & representation at sub-committees

If you are a licensee who are facing difficulties with your premises licence, Licensing Defence Barristers are sector leading barristers who can help.

We act, advise and represent off-licences, pubs, clubs, hotels and restaurants facing issues with their licences.

Licensing Defence Barristers

Licensing Defence Barristers

Our barristers are leading licensing barristers with years of experience in licensing law.

Free Case Assessment

We offer all our clients a free initial, no obligation case assesment.

Keeping You Informed

You will be in direct contact with your licensing barrister throughout your case.

Affordable

We offer very competitive rates, fixed fee options and seek costs where we can.

Customer Service

We pride ourselves in providing excellent customer care – rated 5 stars by our clients.

Practical Defence

We take time to get to know our clients and understand the stress of losing your licence.

Who are we?

If you are facing issues with your premises licence, contact us.

“I have been working with Licensing Defence Barristers to obtain our premises licence. I must say it has been an absolute pleasure, they are very professional and has great knowledge in this department. Recommended.” – Darren Smith. G.M
Ashford International Truckstop

Licensing Defence Barristers

Licensing Defence Barristers

Licensing Defence Barristers are a leading set of barristers specialising in all aspects of alcohol, entertainment and late-night refreshment licensing law.

We act for, advise and represent a wide range of clients who are facing difficulties with their premises licences including off-licences, pubs, bars, hotels, restaurants and members clubs.

We have years of experience in providing professional and expert legal advice to licence holders appealing a decision to revoke their premises licence or who are facing other premises licence issues.

We pride ourselves with excellent customer care and service, always taking the time to get to know our clients and their individual cases and circumstances.  When you instruct a Licensing Defence Barrister, we will keep you informed on the progress of your premises licence appeal or case.

Stephen McCaffrey – Licensing & Regulatory Barrister

Stephen has worked in licensing in one form or another for over twenty years having managed pubs, clubs and hotels himself. This experience is unparalleled among barristers and gives his clients a huge advantage when dealing with Local Authorities and Regulators.

What we do

Premises Licence Revocations

Premises Licence Reviews

Premises Licence Refusals

Appeals in any court

Premises Licence Suspension

Licensing Committees

Further guidance on pub closures

The advice published today has confirmed that “off-licenses and licensed shops selling alcohol, including those within breweries” can remain open.

Covid-19 and your premises licence

We have complied a list frequently asked questions for premise licence holders who may have questions about some of the legal implications connected with the outbreak.

MUP for Wales comes into force

The cost of alcohol is set to rise in Wales as the Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Act 2018 is set to come into force.

Further relaxed licensing hours?

The Government will consult on relaxing licensing hours to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan (VJ) Day.

Digital Proof of Age – PASS card consultation

The PASS card scheme is operated by a Community Interest Company providing accreditation to suppliers of Proof of Age Cards in the UK. PASS is consulting on digital proof of age.

Public Access Barristers

Licensing Defence Barristers are public access barristers and you can instruct us directly without the need to incur additional costs by going through a solicitor.