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Silverman Sherliker LLP Solicitors
7 Bath Place, London EC2A 3DR

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Tel: 020 7749 2700

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Silverman Sherliker LLP
7 Bath Place

For further details of the services we can provide, or for specific advice, please call us on 020 7749 2700.

Licensing (Alcohol and Gaming)

At Silverman Sherliker we have many years of experience of all types of licensing, and advise licensed premises on the complex legal requirements that affect the trade, working in association with established experts in this area we are able to offer an "" service to licensing & property "" you are seeking to obtain a license "" challenge...

The Licensing Act 2003 has thoroughly revised and consolidated into one Act all of the many separate legislative provisions that previously covered licensed premises in England and Wales. Since 2005 all premises selling alcohol, late night refreshment (hot food sold after 11.00pm) or providing some form of regulated entertainment (such as dancing, live or recorded music), must be licensed by the local council in the form of a Premises Licence. In addition where alcohol is sold there must be a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS), and that DPS must hold a Personal Licence. Although the Licensing Act was supposed to simplify the law relating to licensed premises, licensing applications should be treated with caution, as there are many factors to take into account that will determine the success or failure of an application.

Our expertise includes:

  • Personal Licences
  • Variation of Premises Licences (e.g. extending hours or altering licensed premises)
  • Minor Variations
  • Temporary Events Notices
  • Off-Licences
  • Cinemas
  • Private Members Clubs
  • Adult Entertainment
  • Change of DPS and Transfer of Premises Licence
  • Appeals of the Licensing Committee Decisions in the Magistrates Court
  • Objections
  • Reviews and Cautions
  • Gaming Licensing
  • Remote Gambling
  • Challenging Applications

Our particular strength is “difficult” or “controversial” applications, and we also have commercial property and planning expertise, making us a "one-stop shop," particularly if you are opening a new pub, club, hotel, restaurant, off-licence or supermarket. We deal with licensing committees all over London and nationwide.

For further details of the services we can provide, or for specific advice, please contact us at: jtrs@silvermansherliker.co.uk or call 020 7749 2700 and ask to speak to Jonathan Silverman.