Premises Licenses.

You'll need a premises licence if you want to sell alcohol or offer entertainment from a particular venue. Our team advise on all areas of Premises Licensing.

Waiting for the right licenses can be frustrating.

You can rely on us to be proactive.

Our legal specialists can offer you advice and sort the paperwork with the goal of a seamless and stress-free application process.

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Costs guide to New Premises License

Fixed fee example for a simple application. Fixed fee of £1,800 to £4,800 (including VAT but excluding disbursements).

This fee is made up of:

- Legal Fees - £1500 - £4000

- VAT on Legal Fees - £300 - £800




Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as the application fee. We will pay the disbursements on your behalf (once you have paid the disbursements to us) to ensure a smoother process:

application fee (payable to licensing authority) -  £100 to £1,905 (assuming capacity of venue is under 5,000)*

advertising fee - £400 to £800*

enquiry agent fees to display public notices - £150 to £300*

special delivery fee to serve the application - £18 to £50*

printing additional copies of plans if necessary - £50*

*These fees vary depending on the individual premises and where it is located. The fees can on occasion be higher than the ranges given above. We will give you an accurate figure for each item as soon as we are able to do so.

Fee does not include:

obtaining suitable plans;

attending pre-consultation meetings with the Licensing Authority or Responsible Authorities, nor their fee for this meeting;

dealing with or advising you in relation to queries or representations received from either the responsible authorities or other interested parties;

advice on varying the licence;

attendance and representation at a licensing sub-committee hearing of the responsible authority. If representations are received and

attendance and representation at a licensing sub-committee is required then we will provide a separate fee estimate for this work which will be charged at an hourly rate.

How long will my application take?

Matters usually take 4-8 weeks from receipt of full instructions from you. This is on the basis of the application being relatively straightforward and you being able to provide all the necessary documents promptly. If your matter is more complex, for example if there is substantial opposition from interested parties or if there is a delay in receiving the documents we need, it may take longer.

Charlotte Clode

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We take great care to always ensure that you are properly advised on the merits and the risks of starting or resisting claims and are on hand to advise and negotiate on your behalf. Our approach is always transparent and we rigorously pursue our clients’ objectives, always with commercial success in mind.

- Charlotte Clode

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