Alcohol Licensing Advice
The Licensing Act 2003 came into effect in October 2005. This Act governs the sale and supply of alcohol throughout authorized licensed premises in the United Kingdom. Johnson and Boon Solicitors can provide assistance to individuals and companies operating in the licensing trade throughout the Wirral and Merseyside.
Anyone operating Wirral premises or organising events that include the sale or supply of alcohol must have an alcohol licence.
With rules and processes constantly changing, our expert understanding of the UK licensing laws will provide you with the help to avoid the pitfalls that can bring a business or event to a grinding halt.
We work on behalf of Clients in a variety of situations such as:
- Applying for a Personal License
- Applying for a Premises License
- Transferring a Premises License
- Applications for a Designated Premises Supervisor
- Varying existing Licenses
- Temporary event notices
Local authorities and other interested parties may challenge or seek a review of an existing License.
Any review must relate to one or more of the 4 Licensing objectives under the Licensing Act:
- The Prevention of Crime and Disorder
- Public Safety
- The Prevention of Public Nuisance
- The Protection of Children from Harm
Johnson and Boon Solicitors will advise you every step of the way and will represent you at any Local Authority License Sub-Committee Hearing or any Licensing Appeal. We offer a fast, professional approach to advising you whatever the situation may warrant. Whether you are applying for a new licence, wishing to vary an existing license or seeking to retain an existing license, you need Johnson and Boon to represent you.
If you are launching a new premises or event, the time it takes to get going can be crucial to your cashflow.
We will ensure your application is done correctly first time round, avoiding costly delays in correcting errors or having to appeal decisions.
It is important that the licensee of a premises or event is kept up to date and properly reflects the person responsible.
It is essential the application addresses any potential issues which might give rise to a rejection or delay of the process.
Our expert advice can ensure these hurdles are avoided or effects reduced.
What you are doing in your premises or at your events, must be in accordance with the terms of your license.
If your license needs amending there are specific processes that need to be followed and criteria met.
Our team can help you to avoid any potential pitfalls which might hinder your plans.
If you have had an application rejected, there is clearly a problem which needs addressing.
Our vast experience in this area will offer pragmatic advice to best ensure the chances of you being successful second time round.