Our specialist Licensing Department can assist and advise clients in relation to all aspects of alcohol and entertainment licensing matters involving operators of all sizes.
We obtain, vary, transfer and protect premises licences for clients spanning numerous local authorities. We advise a wide range of clients and recognise the importance of understanding the unique requirements of individual businesses.
We are able to offer cost-effective advice and assistance in relation to all licensing matters, no matter how big or small.
Our sustained involvement with the licensed trade has allowed us to adapt our systems and practices in order to ensure that our fees remain extremely competitive.
In many circumstances we can provide a fixed quote for required work giving you absolute clarity and peace of mind that you know what work will be done and how much it will cost.
HOW OUR LICENSING SOLICITORS CAN HELP YOU
We can offer you the advice and hands-on assistance you require with all licensing matters. We have advised operators of:
We have built strong relationships with local authorities and act as a primary point of contact for licensing authorities and police forces in respect of our clients’ licensed premises.
OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE INCLUDE
Services offered by the Licensing Department include:
Variations of Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)
Pavement Licence applications
Licensing Review hearings
Appeals and Judicial Review proceedings
Summary Review hearings
Noise abatement notices
Gaming machine permits and exemptions
Defending clients subject to Prosecutions
Due diligence on behalf of clients purchasing licensed premises or commercial property for licensed purposes
Applications for Planning Permission
Street-Cafe Licence applications
Ed has given us valuable support in obtaining the premises licence for our event. He helped us to negotiate with the local authorities and successfully communicated with the Police on our behalf. As a result of Ed’s work we are in a much better position to make applications for future events.
– Anna Wallace, Hyde Park Unity Day
For a free consultation with a qualified Licensing Solicitor call Levi Solicitors LLP on 0113 244 9931 or contact us and we’ll call you.
With solicitors in Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, Manchester and London, we can bring our experience and knowledge to your claim, no matter where you are.
Ed is experienced acting for clients in relation to professional negligence, working on cases on behalf of professional indemnity insurers of solicitors in defending professional negligence cases.
He is also experienced in property litigation and acts for a variety of landlords in lease disputes, boundary disputes and possession claims, undertaking his own advocacy at the County Court. Ed is also instructed in cases involving private nuisance.
Ed appears before Licensing Sub-Committees and has been extremely successful in obtaining and protecting licences for all of his clients.
Ed acts as a primary contact for local authorities and police forces in respect of his clients’ licensed premises. He has advised design companies and Premises Licence Holders in respect of investment projects and has guided clients on training programmes for staff.
In his spare time Ed plays football, squash and golf. He is also a member of the Management Committee of Hyde Park Unity Day.
I had many dealings with Ed Smith when I worked in the licensed trade. He was always courteous, knowledgeable and patient and a pleasure to work with. My job was often high-pressured but Ed was always cool, calm and amusing. Most importantly, he always delivered, without fail, and I felt I could always trust his advice and judgement.