Team effort for licensing lawyers

Approachable, bold, connected: Pinsent Masons has over 60 years’ experience supporting Scottish operators

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THE issues facing licence holders in the current economic and political climate can seem overwhelming – Brexit, minimum pricing, personal licence holder renewal deadlines and rating reviews – the list seems endless.  It can be hard to know whether you’re complying with what can seem like an overwhelming amount of regulation.

At Pinsent Masons, the licensing team has 60-plus years’ experience supporting all types of operators, both local and national, in Scotland and throughout the UK. Pinsent Masons understands that licensing law should work for a business, not against it. We work in partnership with you to provide truly commercial solutions – tailored to your business and your brand, while complying with complicated legal requirements.

The firm provides a comprehensive range of services, including new licence applications, variations, management transfers, applications for street café licences, advocacy before licensing authorities in new applications and review hearings, advisory work, appeals against decisions of licensing authorities and statutory prosecutions arising from breaches of licensing legislation.

The company also offers a ‘complete estate management service’, whereby it can administer all licensing needs, from applications through to the management of annual fee payments for premises licences.

It is recognised as “providing an all-round good service” and “doing a first-class job in a timely manner”.

The licensing team has excellent relationships with local authority and enforcement agencies meaning our clients can get the most out of the licensing system. We are at the forefront of changes in licensing legislation and support trade organisations in Scotland and further afield.

We are a full service team, working closely with our property and corporate teams to ensure you get the best possible terms in any property transaction. We are also part of a market-leading litigation and regulatory team so we can call on the support of experienced health and safety lawyers, litigators and experts in rating, planning and employment law.