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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.

To find out more about the legal process involved regards licensing and the potential costs involved, please click below:

Pricing & Processes

Legal 500 2017: The Licensing Team were recognised as a leading Team in the West Midlands. 

"Charlotte Clode heads the team and advises on all aspects of licensing law, including contested applications and variation licences; she is supported by senior solicitor Elisabeth Glover. Recent highlights included advising a higher education provider in obtaining a new licence for city centre premises, and representing a client with regards to a police application for the revocation of premises licences following a violent incident at the client’s establishment. Other clients include a business start-up whose commercial proposition involved remote gambling, and charities whose fundraising activities include a gambling element".


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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Ann Clements


Charlotte Clode


Elisabeth Glover



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