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Licensing Law

If you require a license to operate your business, you require a licensing solicitor with expertise in what is a particularly complex area of law. So vast is our licensing expertise, we are the appointed legal partner of Hospitality Ulster, Northern Ireland’s trade body for licensees. If you require legal advice on licensing law, contact us for a complimentary, no commitment initial consultation.

Expert advice on all aspects of licensing in Northern Ireland

We recognise that a licence is one of, if not the most valuable assets a business owns. McCartan Turkington Breen 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. Our licensing law department is so well regarded, that it is currently ranked in the prestigious Chambers Guide.  We can help with intoxicating liquor licences, bookmaking licences, public entertainment licences and the registration of clubs.

Elements of licensing law that we can assist you with include:

  • First-time licence applications, renewals and transfers.
  • Applications for extensions of hours.
  • The sale or purchasing of a licence.
  • Consent and permission for alterations.

We are a advocate of our hospitality industry and are proud to have enabled many of Northern Ireland’s pubs, off-licences, hotels and restaurants to provide a top-class service to both local people and tourists. Our team is commercially focused and make a point of knowing everything there is to know about our clients’ businesses, sector and story. We are transparent and place emphasis on our open and clear communication with clients. That is why so many licensees in Northern Ireland have used our services time and time again for many years. 

Speak with a licensing law expert solicitor

If you need a licence to start or continue to operate your business, we can help. Contact McCartan Turkington Breen without delay and enjoy a complimentary, no obligation consultation with an experienced licensing solicitor.

We are Hospitality Ulster’s solicitors

McCartan Turkington Breen are the firm of choice of the Northern Ireland hospitality sector’s trade body, Hospitality Ulster. We offer a range of member benefits and exclusive rates. If you are a member, visit Legal Services For Hospitality Ulster to learn more.


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