MTB’s specialist licensing team has a proven track record in providing specialist advice in what is a particularly complex and challenging area of law. In 2009 the firm’s expertise was recognised by its appointment as the legal partner of Pubs of Ulster, Northern Ireland’s trade body for licensees, providing advice to its 1,000 strong membership.
We recognise that a business’s licence is one of, if not the most valuable assets it owns and we continually provide bespoke advice on all aspects of licensing law to ensure that our clients can secure and maintain the licences that allow them to trade.
We offer advice in relation to intoxicating liquor licences for public houses, off- licences, hotels, restaurants and other premises as well as bookmaking licences, public entertainment licences and the registration of clubs. This advice extends to all aspects of licensing law including:
- First-time licence applications
- Licence renewals
- Occasional licences
- The transfer of licences
- Applications for extensions of hours
- The sale and purchase of licences
- Regulatory compliance issues
- Consent and permission for alterations