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Helping you negotiate the complexities of licensing laws

The licensing landscape is constantly changing in the UK. For those in industries such as leisure and entertainment, staying compliant is far from simple – whether you are an experienced operator or a new business.

At Sweeney Miller Law we can help you obtain suitable entertainment and alcohol licenses to meet both your requirements and, importantly, those of your customers.

Call us today: Newcastle: 0345 900 5401 Sunderland: 0191 568 2050

What do you need a licence for?

Licensing laws are relevant to organisations from across both the public and private sector and can relate to a number of different industries. At Sweeney Miller we cover:

  • Premises licenses
  • Temporary event notices
  • Operating licenses
  • Personal licenses

Working with clients in sectors such as hospitality, entertainment and transport, we can help make the process of obtaining the appropriate license a smooth and seamless one.

It is easy to think that licensing is simply an administrative exercise that requires you to fill out a form and obtain the relevant paperwork. However, we are always quick to point out to clients that licensing laws can be extremely strict and that this legal process should be handled with care.

Failure to comply with UK licensing laws can be met with substantial penalties. This is why it is always advisable to work with an experienced legal professional. Over the years we have worked with a range of bars, clubs, convenience stores, pubs, hotels, restaurants and supermarkets. We take great care to ensure that our clients are not only compliant but fully understand the parameters of their licence.

Since the Licensing Act 2003, the rules around licensing became much more detailed and the regulations relating to both Premises and Personal licences (managed by local authorities) have generated the potential for confusion.

Why choose Sweeney Miller Law as your licensing solicitors in the North East?

Most businesses and individuals simply do not have the time or the inclination to become experts in the nuances of licensing laws. Where there is need for a licence you simply wish to understand what is required and how you can go about applying for the relevant documentation.

The specialist team here at Sweeney Miller understand this. Our role is to take your requirements and ensure that we help you negotiate the tricky legal framework as swiftly and hassle-free as possible.

We are the experts in finding out what it is that you need from your licence – be it a temporary event notice to serve alcohol at a summer fair or a long-term gaming licence. With all the information to hand we can then tailor our service to meet your needs.

Our costs

For details of our costs, click HERE.


Call us today
: Newcastle: 0345 900 5401 Sunderland: 0191 568 2050

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