As a business providing a certain service, it may be that you legally require one or multiple licenses in order for you to be able to trade. To obtain said license/s, you will have to meet certain eligibility criteria pre-determined by each type of license and their governing body. If you are granted the license you require, to retain it you will have to adhere to a strict set of terms and conditions, which will be regularly and robustly monitored.
Regardless of the type of license you are granted it is fully in your best interests to make known to yourself and staff members any acts that could be deviant from those rules that would constitute the authorities revoking your license and potentially viewing you as liable to incur any other penalties that may be applicable.
Should you choose to trade or operate without the required license, when you are discovered to be doing so you will be at risk of high fines, closure or restriction of business, and even a custodial sentence if your case is seen to be extremely serious, for example a danger to the public.
Our licensing solicitors can help you to apply for a license in respect of:
- gambling establishments;
- entertainment venues;
- organised events; and
They can also help with:
- variations to an existing license;
- alleged breaches of license terms;
- licensing issues where the police or licensing authority are involved;
- license reviews; and
- appeals against license revocation.
If you are in a situation as mentioned above whereby you have been found to be without a necessary license, our Criminal Law team will be able to assist you.
Advising businesses throughout Kent and beyond
We can also offer meetings at your place of business if the need arises, as well as conference calls via skype where appropriate.
How much does it cost?
We offer an initial appointment to discuss your requirements from £220 – £375 plus VAT depending on your solicitor’s experience. After that we can arrange flexible payment terms, including monthly billing to help you budget.