Premises licence

You want licensing advice? We’ve got your answers

No matter what licensing advice you need, from obtaining a premises licence for a pub / restaurant / bar or online shop, right through to fighting a review or hearing, we can help you.  

Our licensing solicitors are independently recognised as some of the best in the land. They are trusted by some of the biggest names in hospitality, plus 100’s of smaller ones, too.  

We have worked with every single local licensing authority in England and Wales and many of the boards in Scotland.  

And there is a massive difference between us and almost every other law firm working in licensing. And that is that licensing is all we do. Whereas many other firms simply ‘dabble’ in licensing alongside giving advice in other areas of law.  

So, if we can’t get you the results you need, it is unlikely anyone can.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’d love to hear from you. Simply complete the form below or give us a call.

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We will have already helped a business just like yours

Our results are second to none

But don’t just take our word for it, here’s what people say about our legal advice:  

“Poppleston Allen did an outstanding job for us. They handled our licence application efficiently and thoroughly and most importantly got the outcome we wanted. But what impressed me the most and why I would recommend them to anyone, is that solicitor Suraj Desor showed initiative and a real can-do attitude, going above and beyond to make sure we overcame any hurdles and remained on track. I’m very happy with their service and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them”

Tom Walenkamp Director & CEO Good Pair Days Ltd 

“I have dealt with the team at Poppleston Allen on licensing matters for over 12 years now. In all that time we have not had a premises licence application refused. Their knowledge and understanding of how we operate our businesses is invaluable when it comes to dealing with the various local authorities across the country.” The Legal 500, 2022 Research Guide 

“Poppleston Allen have always been able to get us through any licensing issues we have had and achieve the best possible outcome for us.” Chambers and Partners Research Guide, 2023 

“Just wanted to say thank you for all your advice in the run up to our event. It all went smoothly thank god! Really appreciate you being so available for contact even when you were away!”  

Sophie Bickerstaff, Pop-Up Event Manager at Soho House Group 

“Lisa Sharkey and Poppleston Allen always goes the extra mile. Lisa is commercial, strategic, down to earth and gives clear advice.  Our business is not 9-5 and she will pick up the phone whenever we call. Her team handle multiple tasks for us annually and we have never had any issues in the 23 years I have dealt with them on behalf of Tenpin LTD. The leader in leisure licencing for sure.” – 

Graham Blackwell, CEO at Tenpin Ltd 

“First of all may I say a huge thank you for all the work you have done in securing the licence for York House, ultimately getting the whole thing covered for us all by the shadow licence”. I would have no hesitation in using your services in the future or recommending them to someone else ……of which I already have.” –  

Peter Bown, Managing Director at Clifford Bown & Son LTD 

“Graeme Cushion and his team have done an excellent job at managing this important aspect of the business.” 

Marc Ward, Azzurri Restaurants Limited 

Just tell us what your business does, or is planning to do, using the form above, and we’ll let you know what experience we have in your industry. 

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About us

What we do

All our advice stems from the same sense of purpose: To
use knowledge and hard work to get you the results you
need to run your business how you want to.

We can help you:

  • Obtain, vary and protect the numerous licences needed on licensed and gambling premises.
  • Defend licensing, gambling, food hygiene and health and
    safety reviews.
  • Manage due-diligence on mergers and acquisitions.

Many of our solicitors work with professional bodies,
speak at industry events, write for the national trade press
and advise central Government on licensing regulation.

So, we do not see ourselves as just legal advisors to the
licensed trade, but part of it.

Speak to one of our friendly team

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