Key areas of work at Kuit Steinart Levy LLP include supporting insolvency practitioners with urgent licensing applications, providing strategic licensing advice to property developers and companies with large leisure portfolios and the licensing of sexual entertainment venues. The team has a specialism in obtaining new premises licenses in areas of cumulative impact. Felicity Tulloch, who focuses on licensing in the leisure sector, jointly heads the practice with Anthony Lyons, who concentrates on providing strategic licensing advice to institutions and landlords.
Licensing in North West
GG Hospitality (The Stock Exchange Hotel & Hotel Football, Manchester)
Manchester Airport Group
Revolution Bars Group
Rose Pubs Group
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Somerset House Trust, London
The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant Limited
The London Science Museum
The New World Trading Company (UK) Limited
- Advised the Alchemist Bar & Restaurant Limited on licenses for new sites in London.
- Advised the London Science Museum on a premises licence for its new Smith Centre.
- Provided licensing advice to the property group Bruntwood Estates.
DAC Beachcroft LLP
DAC Beachcroft LLP provides advice on all licensable activities pursuant to the Licensing Act and the Gambling Act, and also offers commercial and strategic advice. The department handles matters for a variety of clients across the hospitality, sports, leisure, health and insurance sectors. The practice has a growing offering for real estate and commercial property clients, including shopping centres and investor landlords. Jan Levinson heads the team.
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)
The licensing team at DWF focuses on the retail, food and hospitality sectors. Key areas of work include obtaining and maintaining premises licences, handling temporary events and providing advice on the full range of licensing legislation. Senior associate David Crank leads the practice.
Mucho Mas Limited
NewRiver now Hawthorn Community Pubs
Battersea Power Station Project
Manchester Metropolitan University
Powerleague Group Limited
Colcaster SARL Group
The licensing team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP acts for an extensive portfolio of clients across the hospitality, leisure, gambling and retail sectors. The team advises hotel operating and owners; works with developers, landlords and occupiers; and has broad experience in both the retail and online gambling sectors, having advised on the acquisition of several business in those areas. Principal associate David Roberts, who has significant expertise in gambling law, heads the team.
Genting Casinos UK Limited
Buzz Bingo Group
The Football Pools
Four Seasons Hotels
Genting Malta Limited/Gentingbet
Central England Co-operative
The Hut Group
The dedicated licensing department at Napthens LLP works solely with clients in the leisure industries to deal with the licensing requirements of breweries, pub chains, restaurant groups and hotel groups. Malcolm Ireland heads the practice; his specialisms include alcohol, entertainment and light night takeaway licensing. Samantha Faud, who deals with applications under the Licensing Act and with appeals and judicial reviews, is another key name.
Other key lawyers:
‘Malcolm Ireland is exceptional in his role and worked tirelessly in helping us with an appeal against a council licensing sub-committee decision to revoke a licence and remove a tenant.’
Seafood Pub Company
Holt Pub Company
Inglenook Inns & Taverns
Blind Tiger Inns
Brabners LLP advises a range of privately funded clients on licensing issues including alcohol and entertainment, gambling and vehicle licensing. The practice, however, is best known for its expertise in firearms and shotgun licensing, and represents shooting clubs, firearms-related businesses and individual certificate holders. Lachlan Nisbet heads the team.
‘Brabners offer an unrivalled service in the area of licensing work. They have deep experience of firearms licensing as well as the wider range of licensing cases.’
‘They are without doubt the market leaders in firearms licensing nationally.’
‘An excellent team with good specialist knowledge background .’
British Association of Shooting and Conservation
- Advise on a wide range of firearms and shotguns appeals and the grant of status as a registered firearms dealer.