At FBC Manby Bowdler we have a specialist Licensing Team who can handle a range of licensing matters relating to:

  • Alcohol and entertainment
  • Taxis and private hire
  • Firearms

We can advise and assist you in all aspects of licensing and compliance from the initial stages of making a licence application including liaison with police, fire and other responsible authorities through to on going operational issues including representation before council committees, dealing with appeals and advice on health and safety.

The Licensing Team also has the support of other specialist departments in the Firm in relation to planning, commercial property and employment, should there be additional business issues to consider when beginning your application, which we can advise you on at the outset of your case.


Legal 500 2019: The Licensing Team were recognised as a leading firm in the West Midlands. 

"FBC Manby Bowdler LLP is headed by Charlotte Clode, who regularly works on variation licenses and contested applications. Recent work highlights of hers include: advising on the  licensing of a charity competition, assisting with the revocation a license due to an underage customer being served alcohol, and working on the re–licensing of a premises after violent incidents occurred inside and outside the premises."


If you have an enquiry in relation to licensing or simply want to speak to a member of our expert Team for further information and guidance, please use the request a call back or make an enquiry option to get in touch.

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