Our licensing solicitors are renowned for providing practical and technically excellent advice to both operators of licensed premises and others interested in the carrying on of licensable activities.

Our expertise includes advising on the following:

  • New premises licences
  • Minor variations to a premises licence
  • Full variations of a premises licence
  • Strategic advice on the structure of premises licences
  • Temporary Event Notices
  • Due diligence on the acquisition of licenced premises
  • Appointment, removal or variation of a designated premises supervisor
  • Transfers of premises licences
  • Provisional statements
  • Interim authority notices and strategic advice following the lapse of a premises licence
  • Notifications of interest in premises under section 178 of the Licensing Act 2003
  • Breaches of premises licences or the Licensing Act 2003
  • Advice in connection with reviews of premises licences
  • Advice in connection with appeals to a magistrates court

In accordance with the SRA Transparency Rules (December 2018) Howes Percival are required to publish certain information about the cost of providing advice, assistance and representation in relation to licensing applications for business premises. In particular, Howes Percival are required to provide cost information regarding applications for new premises licences or varying a premises licence to allow premises to be used for one or more licensable activities. This information can be found here. Please note that as set out above, our licensing expertise extends far beyond advice in connection with applications for new and varied premises licences and we will be happy to provide a bespoke fee proposal to assist on any of the matters set out above.

The following costs information is the best information that we can provide based on our knowledge and experience. It must be noted that each matter is different and we strongly advise that you contact us for a bespoke quotation based on the specific circumstances of your case to enable us to provide an accurate fee proposal. The following cost information is provided in relation to premises in England only.