Gepp Solicitors can help you or your business with a variety of licensing issues associated with the sale of alcohol and other regulated entertainment, including applications, variations, and complying with licensing conditions.
We do this for businesses and for individuals. We can provide general advice on the offences under the Licensing Act 2003 (for example: the duties of a designated premises supervisor, the obligations of a licensee and children and alcohol).
Getting and keeping the right licence is vital to many businesses. Whether you’re starting a new operation or need help with an existing licensed business, we can advise and support you through the entire process.
We’ll help you plan your licensed activity and collect all the necessary information to give your application the best chance of success. We’ll also explain what conditions you’ll have to follow to avoid fines or other enforcement actions from your licensing authority and can provide advice on what to do to comply with regulations.
If you are faced enforcement actions, our Chelmsford and Colchester solicitors can advise you on the best way forward and represent you during meetings and appeals hearings with your licensing authority.
To ensure you’re clear on the service you’ll receive and the price you can expect, please take a look at our prices section.
Please follow the following links for more information on the following:
- Applications for a new premises licence for the sale of alcohol and/or other regulated entertainment
- Licensing exemptions, restrictions and conditions
- Variation applications amending an existing premises licence and Minor Variation Applications
- Advice on the licensing objectives and mandatory or appropriate conditions
- Transfer applications to transfer an existing premises licence
- Applications to vary a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)
- Submission of Temporary Event Notices
Gemma Lee is the Gepp Solicitors licensing solicitor. She has a wealth of experience on licensing issues. Gemma has been involved with the hospitality industry since the age of 16. This involved working within Pubs and Hotels therefore became heavily involved in the licensing surrounding premises selling alcohol and providing entertainment. Her knowledge of the industry has meant there is a strong understanding of what a client should consider and what will be required to achieve a client's objectives. Gemma has developed a niche throughout her legal career and expanded her knowledge of licences and the regulations through local Councils which now encompasses the beauty industry, tattoos and taxi licensing.