Licensing Defence Barristers Blog
Our Licensing Defence Barristers routinely work in all areas of licensing law including personal licenses, premises licences, application for designates premises supervisors (DPS), construction of operating schedules, advising on conditions, dealing with representations from all relevant parties, variation of premises licence, reviews of premises licence and transfer of premises licence, club premises certificates, closure orders, temporary event notices and all aspect of investigation and interview relating to potential prosecutions. Our blog aims to add further detail to the services we offer in these areas of service.
It is possible for a landlord of a licensed venue to protect their business interest with a “shadow licence”.
The Pubwatch Star Award, sponsored by Licensing Defence Barristers, has been awarded to PC Rob Sparkes.
The Home Secretary has announced plans to extend pub licensing hours across England and Wales to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day.
The cost of an alcoholic drink is Wales will soon become more expensive as the country seeks to adopt a Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for alcohol.
The High Court has recently ruled that there is a power under the Licensing Act 2003 to order non-party costs.
Bottomless brunches and other meal deals have become popular. However, licensees must be careful not to breach the conditions on their licence when offering these promotions.
Licensing Defence Barrister’s Stephen McCaffrey secures removal of onerous premises licence conditions for new bar in Eastbourne.
Two National Pubwatch Star Awards sponsored by Licensing Defence Barristers have been awarded to Tony Garwood Chair of Otley Pubwatch and Mick Waters from Leeds City Council.
The 2019 Rugby World Cup is just around the corner. What do you need to do to make sure you have your licensing arrangements in order?
If you want to put on what’s known as regulated entertainment, you would normally need a premises licence or a temporary events notice. Not always however.
The number of High Court cases involving illegal streaming and music rights in pubs and bars should send a clear message to licensees.
During National Licensing Week 2019, we want to thank our clients and licensees around the country for playing their part in promoting the importance of licensing.
2019 Star Award sponsored by Licensing Defence Barristers awarded to Rob Kennedy and Bill Donne from Reading.
Almost anybody can make an objection to a premises licence application – including applications to vary a premises licence.
North Wales Regional Representative Frank Marnell presents Garry Plumb with NPW Star Award that is sponsored by Licensing Defence Barristers.
With the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup starting soon and the IRB Rugby World Cup later in the year, most licensees will want to extend their licensing hours. Here is how.
Pubs with crime & disorder in their vicinity can face mandatory closures even if they are not directly responsible for it. When are you responsible for what happens in the vicinity of your pub?
Are you a rural pub? You can be entitled to funding from the government to expand your offer.
The Public Performance Licensing has announced a revised fee structure for nightclubs, pubs/bars, restaurant/cafes and hotels.
Unprecedented closure of music venues “presents significant and urgent challenge” is the conclusion reached by a group of influential MPs sitting on the DCMS Committee.
A recent report has concluded that licensed premises, particularly pubs and bars, some of the poorest venues for accessibility. If you own or run a pub, you have certain statutory equality duties to comply with.
During the 2019 National Pubwatch (NPW) national conference, the first ever Licensing Defence Barristers Star Award was awarded.
The Licensing Act 2003 will specify whether children’s access to a licensed venue is prohibited, restricted or permitted. But what are the rules for your licensed venue?
Many venues have this capacity specified on the premises licences but often DPSs and licensees do not realise that maximum capacities are, in most cases, no longer a licensing issue.
The London Night Time Commission has published its report on the capital’s night-time economy between 6pm and 6am.
If a pub does make gaming machines available, there are rules that must be adhered to.
Licensing Defence Barristers is now an official National Pubwatch corporate partner and sponsor of the regional Star Award.
The Home Office has indicated that it will seek to implement a late-night levy category for late night takeaways.
The Government has announced that it will be making changes to the Licensing Act to introduce online right to work checks for licence holders and applicants.
If you want to offer regulated entertainment at your venue, you would normally need a licence. A change in law has relaxed the rules on entertainment and it is possible for you to offer entertainment without the need for a licence.