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The ability to sell alcoholic beverages is a necessity for a wide range of businesses. It can also be a valuable asset for other organisations that may or may not consider themselves businesses, such as community venues or members clubs. However, the sale or provision of alcohol is also a licensed activity, and falling foul of licensing laws can have serious ramifications.

There are a number of different kinds of license that might need to be obtained before providing alcohol to the public, depending on the situation and the nature of the business or organisation in question. As an experienced alcohol licensing barrister, I can advise you on the most appropriate licence for your premises.

The main types of alcohol licence are:

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If you are having trouble navigating the legal issues and requirements surrounding licensing for the supply of alcohol, I can help. Like most professional alcohol licensing solicitors with experience dealing with issues surrounding alcohol licensing, I can offer the same services as traditional alcohol licensing lawyers and I can help you with any difficulties you may be experiencing with your existing licence or in a licence you may be applying for.

As an alcohol licensing solicitor, I specialise in review hearings and appeals against decisions of the licensing sub-committee. If you have encountered problems with licensing law, once again I can help. Whether you have been found to be supplying alcohol without the necessary license or have been accused of stepping outside the terms of your license, alcohol licensing solicitors can provide you with professional and reliable legal advice and representation.

Like most alcohol licensing lawyers, I can help you understand and deal with the issues and legal processes you will face, as well as providing an effective and expert defence, whether the alleged breaches have amounted to criminal prosecutions or a review of the licence.

For more information on the benefits of working with an alcohol licensing barrister or to find out how I can help you as your alcohol licensing lawyer, please get in touch today on 07771 541449 or


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I met Stuart when I was on the opposing side in a recent licensing appeal. Since that time Woods Whur have instructed him in matters, in the most recent of which he won and had costs awarded in our client's favour. I would have no hesitation in recommending him."

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