Licensing is a dynamic area of law and continues to develop rapidly with modern legislation regulating the sale of alcohol, entertainment venues, gambling and more.
Succeeding in these detailed and complex statutory regimes requires specialist legal expertise which Kings Chambers barristers can offer. The barrister team provides the highest standard of advisory and advocacy services and offers substantial experience covering a wide variety of licensing regimes including:
In addition, barristers in this practice group also have expertise in road haulage licensing (public inquiries before the Office of the Traffic Commissioner) and other licensing processes.
Our Licensing barristers have substantial experience and expertise in licensing hearings, appeals to magistrates’ courts and the Crown Court, tribunal proceedings and appeals, appeals by way of case stated, judicial review claims and mediation. Several barristers have been involved in ground-breaking licensing cases of national interest. The barrister team is regularly praised for the ability to provide strategically sound advice in difficult and legally complex situations leading to the best possible outcome for clients.
Our barristers are regularly instructed by national chains, independent trade clients, local authorities and the police.
Chambers UK 2019:
Top set for licensing in the Midlands, recognised for both its regional and national reach. Its advocates litigate an impressive array of cases, concerning licences for services of all kinds, including taxis, casinos, music venues, pubs and restaurants. They recently acted in Milton Keynes v Skyline, one of the landmark licensing matters of the last year, which concerned the use of cutting-edge technology to book taxis on mobile phone apps.
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