Licensing Management Services
We manage a wide range of licensing requirements for a number of major supermarket operators, major national retailers, 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 licences. 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.
For operators with large estates, you’ll also 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.
Licensing Act 2003
We deal with all applications under the Licensing Act 2003 – from changing designated premises supervisors to contested applications for new premises licences.
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 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 Licence 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.
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
Document Storage & Retrieval
Minutes. That’s how long it takes get our hands on your deeds and important documents. For many other law firms, this can take days.
With storage space spanning five and a half miles we have mobile racking running the entire length and width of our building – our on-site purpose-built secure archive vault is where we store our client’s deeds, files, wills and trusts. From here, our full-time archivists can locate and scan important documentation to your inbox in minutes.
For our clients this is a real benefit. Competing firms often store client deeds at remote storage facilities run by third parties you’ve never heard of. At Gosschalks, our property team can have your deeds on their desk in no time at all ready to deal with your queries.
If we advise on any element of your property estate, deeds storage is provided free of charge.
Licensing Compliance &
We can manage all aspects of even the largest licensed estates with minimum fuss and without the typical risks associated with high volume work. “I see Gosschalks as providing more than the normal, run of the mill supplier/client relationship.We work together as business partners and their professional approach, attention to detail and willingness to support is highly valued. They’re a great addition to the team.” — Neil Eccles, Asda Stores Ltd