Licensing in Wales

Hugh James

Under the guidance of the 'knowledgeable and ableMartin JonesHugh James has vast licensing experience for both private and public sector entities. The firm is equally well-placed to handle large-scale alcohol licensing (for festivals and stadia), as it is for licensing due diligence matters on behalf of the firm's sizeable roster of gambling sector corporates. On the contentious front, the team is often instructed to deal with prosecutions for breach of licensing conditions.

Practice head(s):

Martin Jones

Other key lawyers:

Aled Walters; Mark Perry

Key clients

The Welsh Rugby Union


Welsh Government

Partis Solutions

S.A. Brain and Co

Depot Warehouse

Croeso Pubs Limited

Double Diamond Gaming

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Jovo Investments Limited

Work highlights

  • Providing ongoing advice to Raffle House, which is the largest UK provider of property sales through prize competition
  • Handling licensing applications for a pub and nightclub chain
  • Handling licensing applications for a hotel chain
  • Advising Partis Solutions, an international gaming advisor,  on its financial regulation compliance.
  • Application to obtain an alcohol premises license for a large-scale event space.

Hutchinson Thomas

At Neath-based firm Hutchinson Thomas, senior partner Robert Williams  has excellent credibility before the relevant statutory bodies, and is able to leverage this to good effect on behalf of local clubs and other licensed establishments on liquor licensing matters and temporary events notices. Williams also regularly works alongside the firm's property and commercial teams to advise on the licensing issues associated with local businessmen seeking to extend their businesses into the hotel and restaurant trade.

Practice head(s):

Robert Williams