“They are very responsive, easy to work with and they are very cost effective. There's no compromise on quality either”
Our specialist licensing lawyers are experts in:
We do not just provide legal advice but place it in the context of the client's business and assess the risks to assist their decision making.
The Regulatory Risk and Compliance team also has the expertise to deal with any criminal investigation in the context of running a licensed premises, including noise abatement.
The Licensing team advises and acts for leisure and retail clients throughout the UK, notably:
Examples of how our licensing team has helped clients include:
“What makes them stand out is the level of customer service and engagement; nothing is ever too much trouble and they always go the extra mile.”
“Blake Morgan LLP’s licensing practice is ‘one of the best': it has ‘in-depth knowledge of the subject', and provides a ‘quick, first-class service'.”
On 1st June the ECJ heard arguments on Hemming, the leading case on licensing fees.
Licensing hours will be automatically extended on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th June until 1am to celebrate the Queen's birthday.
The Licensing Team recently represented the Urban Tandoor Restaurant in Bristol to resolve a crisis, after it was discovered that the premises did not have a valid premises licence.
A night club owner has been sentenced to three months imprisonment on a suspended sentence, in addition to payment of £5,177 damages to the claimant and £17,000 in costs, for playing sound recordings in public without a licence in contempt of court.
In October this year the High Court found the designated premises supervisor of a nightclub in Essex personally liable for authorising and procuring acts infringing copyright as a result of the unlicensed playing of sound recordings.
As a number of high-profile retailers, pubs and leisure sector businesses pledge to move staff away from zero hours contracts, we consider the pros and cons – should all employers follow suit?
Liverpool licensees will be aware by now that a late night levy comes into force on 1st April 2017. If your premises licence authorises the sale of alcohol any time between midnight and 6.00am you may be liable to pay up to £4440 a year ..
The House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 continues to hear evidence, today from representatives of residents' associations. The Committee's remit is to consider the Licensing Act 2003
Blake Morgan were very proud to act for the National Eisteddfod in assisting them with the grant of a premises licence for the event which took place over the last 2 weeks.