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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.

Do you know your venue’s capacity?

Do you know your venue’s capacity?

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.

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When do you need an entertainment licence?

When do you need an entertainment licence?

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.

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