Licensing

We offer a licensing service that deals with all types of licensing applications. It couldn’t be simpler. 

When you’re moving into new commercial premises, organising an event or taking ownership of something that requires a permit, licensing means the difference between following legal requirements and violating them. The latter can result in anything from banning and blacklisting to fines and imprisonment, so ensuring that you have the necessary license for your property and activity is essential. 

Our specialists can help with all licensing matters by explaining requirements, guiding applications, advising on projects, and making sure that the law is followed to the letter throughout. This in turn ensures that the license protection covers you, employees, visitors and the public where applicable. We make sure that you’re covered for every eventuality. 

Partners, Jonathan West and Martyn Chilvers, head up this department and can apply for licenses on your behalf, plus update your existing license to cover different activities, such as late-night opening hours and live music events. 

When it comes to licensing, we strongly recommend that you obtain everything required by law for your particular situation, and we’re here to help you from start to finish.

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Commercial Property

Our commercial property team can provide you with advice on all types of property transactions, including the sale and purchase of commercial property, planning agreements, residential developments, commercial and industrial developments, options, leases and licences.

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Corporate and Commercial

Our team of specialist corporate and commercial solicitors work closely with you to achieve your commercial goals. We take a practical approach to business and understanding your business needs. Our expert corporate lawyers not only know the law, but also draw upon their experience to provide you with effective solutions to any given situation. Our team is flexible and has the resources to manage all sizes of transactions and matters for small to medium sized (SME) organisations, as well as large multi-national companies.

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Firearms Licensing

The law surrounding the ownership, use and licensing of firearms is complex. The Firearms Act 1968 and Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 provide the framework within which guns can be owned and used in England. Non compliance with the Act can result in minor offences, which carry fines of £400 and/or sentences of up to six months in prison, through to serious offences, which carry unlimited fines and sentences of up to 10 years in prison. Our team of experts can provide you with advice on all aspects of firearms licensing, including shotgun revocation.

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