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Venue Licensing

"Market-leading practice advising clients in the leisure, hospitality and sports industries.

Chambers UK Guide

Employment Law Solicitors in Reading & Henley-on-Thames

The licensing landscape has changed significantly since the introduction of the new licensing regime in 2005.

The licensing environment is becoming increasingly restrictive and more complicated, due to the significance of early morning restriction orders and late night alcohol levies. Before making any licensing application, careful preparation has to be undertaken in order to achieve the best possible results.

Our expertise is nationally recognised and our team is highly ranked in both The Legal 500 and Chambers UK Guide. We provide expert advice to individuals and organisations involved in licensed venues at any level. This includes those planning to build and operate a new venue, operating existing venues, wishing to refurbish, redesign and/or expand their venues or their licensed activities; and those supplying to, or connected, with the licensed trade.

We work with a broad range of clients including some of the UK’s best known sports grounds, stadia and entertainment venues, internationally renowned event operators, catering, cleaning and facilities management companies, chain and independent hotels, pubs and restaurants, educational institutions, large landowners and theatres and other arts venues.

As a result we have an excellent understanding of the licensed sector, including the relationships between venues owners, event promoters, operational management and catering organisations and the commercial and employment issues which commonly arise. We also have established relationships with various Responsible Authorities and with other professional experts so that every aspect of a particular venue project can be covered in an efficient, cost-effective way. Team head and partner Sue Dowling regularly appears before Licensing Committees, in particular in London and the South East, and we are members of the UKVMA (UK Venue Managers’ Association).

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0118 951 6800

Postal Address

Blandy & Blandy LLP
1 Friar Street

DX 4008 Reading


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