Kuit Steinart Levy LLP’s licensing department assists clients, particularly in the hospitality and leisure sectors, on a range of matters, including acquiring new provisional licenses, planning issues and diversification work. The team also specialises in obtaining new premise licenses, particularly in areas of cumulative impact. Felicity Tulloch heads the team, handling a range of complex licensing issues and regularly appears before licensing subcommittees and magistrates courts across the country. Rebecca Ingram advises on all aspects of alcohol and entertainment licensing for pubs, bars, restaurants, large event spaces, festivals and developments.
Licensing in North West
Other key lawyers:
‘Real quality and experience throughout the licensing team. Exceptional industry knowledge and relationships with local authorities, particularly in the North West.’
‘Felicity Tulloch is a leading light of licensing both in the North West and further afield, including London. She is very experienced and has excellent judgement.’
‘Rebecca Ingram is a rising young star of licensing.’
Revolution Bars Group
The New World Trading Company (UK) Limited
BrewDog Retail Limited
Mission Mars Group
GG Hospitality (The Stock Exchange Hotel & Hotel Football, Manchester)
Somerset House Trust, London
The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant Limited
RedCat Pub Company
Manchester Airport Group plc
Gino D’Acampo Hotels & Leisure
- Advised on all licensing matters across the country for Mission Mars, operators behind Albert’s Schloss, Albert’s Schenke, Zumhof Biergarten and Rudy’s Pizza.
- Acted for the likes of Stockport County, Salford City FC and Macclesfield Town FC, with work for Stockport County including a license variation to allow for large-scale music concerts and similar events to take place in the stadium during off season.
- Advised on all licensing matters for Brewdog across England and Wales for all existing and new sites, including its new site in Waterloo, London, which will be its biggest UK premise to date.
Brabners LLP specialises in firearms licensing. The team provides advice to clients across contentious and non-contentious matters, including on compliance issues, Section 5 offences, applications in respect of prohibited persons, kinetic testing failures and antique firearms. Lachlan Nisbet, legal advisor for the British Association of Shooting and Conservation, heads the team. Associate Charlotte McRae bolsters the practice, recognised for her handling of complex regulatory issues.
Other key lawyers:
‘Charlotte McRae is impressive with her ability to put clients at ease and liaise with her expert counsel of choice. She selects a winning team to get the best outcome for high-net-worth individuals and companies.’
British Association of Shooting and Conservation (BASC)
- Advised the Association of Shooting and Conservation (BASC) on a broad range of issues arising from public policy, legislation and the relevant guidance.
DAC Beachcroft LLP
DAC Beachcroft LLP handles all licensable activities pursuant to the Licensing Act, the Gambling Act, marriage licences and other specialist licensing advice. The practice acts for clients across a variety of industries, including real estate, retail, hospitality, sport, health and the public sector. Jan Levinson is national head for this practice area. Associate Andrew Martin has particular experience in acting for clients in contested applications and appeals.
Other key lawyers:
‘DAC has a formidable reputation all round as a firm. The licensing practice is now well established over a number of years. I would not hesitate to recommend them.’
‘Jan Levinson has a formidable wealth of knowledge and experience. In my view, he is one of the go-to licensing practitioners in the North of England.’
Manchester United Football Club
City and Country Hotels Limited
Brio Retirement Limited
MITIE Facilities Management Limited
LaSalle Investments (for BAE Systems Pensions Fund Trustees Limited)
Robert Hitchins Limited
- Advised Manchester United in respect of a broad range of licensing matters (including applications to amend its Premises Licence in order to expand its licensable activities).
- Obtained a premises licence for Brio Retirement Homes after a contested hearing.
- Advised Lendlease in respect of licensable activities undertaken by its tenants.
Napthens LLP’s dedicated licensing team handles licensing requirements for clients across the leisure industries, including breweries, pub chains, restaurants and hotel groups.
‘The team at Napthens is small and therefore easily accessible and always quick to act. They take time to get to know our business and have vast experience across the sector.’
Frederic Robinson Ltd
Blind Tiger Inns