Licensing

Through clear, straightforward advice, we’ll help you manage your licensing management needs together with the legal applications and regulatory laws surrounding your industry.

“I’ve worked with Gosschalks Licensing team for over ten years and they’ve never let me down. I have every confidence I’m working with the best in the business.”

— Kelly Nichols, Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc

  • Alcohol Licence Management Services

    We manage a range of licensing requirements for two of the 'Big Four' supermarkets, national health club chains, pub companies and cinema operators so we know a thing or two about managing large licensed estates. We offer a retainer based management service whereby we can deal with as little or as much as you need us to.

    As part of our managed service we ensure you remain 100% compliant at all times by helping you to manage all or some of your day to day requirements in relation to your alcohol licenses. We can deal with all issues relating to the Licensing Act 2003 as well as the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 including premises licences, personal licences as well as all associated ancillary licences.

    If we manage your estate on your behalf, you’ll have access to our bespoke licensing management software as well as a range of in-depth reporting services, so you can still maintain a hands-on approach to managing a fully compliant licensing regime for your business.

    Key Contacts: Clare Johnson, Richard Taylor, Steve Savage

  • Gambling Act 2005

    We’ve represented one of the country’s leading bookmakers for many years and we continue to make successful applications under the Gambling Act 2005.

    Our expert team have had many years’ experience in advising clients in the leisure industry. Clare Johnson, our head of department, handles gambling licensing for some of the UK’s leading leisure companies.

    Key Contact: Richard Taylor

  • Licensing Act 2003

    We deal with all applications under the Licensing Act 2003 – from changing designated premises supervisors to contested applications for new premises licenses.

    Our experienced licensing department is also experienced in representing interested parties, making appeals to the magistrates’ courts and advising on applications for judicial review.

    Key Contact Clare Johnson and Richard Taylor

  • Licensing in Scotland

    Our distinguished team advise and make applications for licences required by leisure and retail businesses in Scotland.

    We can advise and represent you on all applications made under Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and applications for late hours catering licences and public entertainment licences made under Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.

    Key Contact: Richard Taylor

  • Personal License Holder Training

    As an accredited training centre for Highfield Qualifications we offer range of e-learning and e-assessment services providing cost effective and flexible Personal Licence Holder training and examinations (both APLH & SCPLH).

    E-learning can take place on-site or from home whilst exams can take place on your premises, saving the time and expense associated with traditional methods.

    Key Contacts: Clare Johnson, Richard Taylor

  • Regulatory Defence Work

    It’s a fact that prosecutions under the Licensing Act 2003 are increasing. We’ve successfully defended a number of individuals and companies facing prosecution.

    Our licensing team also advise operators on best practice and how to avoid prosecution. With many years’ experience in this field and a dedicated team of specialist lawyers, we’ll make sure you and your company are given the best possible support and advice.

    Key Contact: Richard Taylor

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