If you’re planning on holding an event, you need to make sure you’ve got the right licence to run it. Not having the right licence can result in enforcement action being taken against you, as well as criminal charges. We’re here to help you apply for your event licence.

Outdoor events, music or food festivals and sporting events are a great place for friends to connect and socialise. However, organising large crowds with little to no permanent infrastructure can prove to be a tough task, even before giving thought to any legal considerations.

Our experienced team of experts can take away the stress out of the legal side of things. We’ll help you navigate the tricky regulatory landscape, provide support and advice to make sure your event is a success.

Our expert lawyers will help you understand what you need to apply for, anticipate any issues that might arise, and help you submit your application. Contact our team today.

Delays in getting the appropriate licence can inevitably delay your event. By working with a specialist legal team, you can be sure your application is submitted correctly. You’ll also have the assurance that if the matter becomes contentious or a hearing is needed, you’ll be supported by a team of expert lawyers.

With some of the most experienced licencing lawyers in the country, you’ll benefit from their wealth of knowledge and expertise. Our team of lawyers have decades of experience in all aspects of alcohol and entertainment licensing and can assist you with the whole process. 

For a free chat about the licences you might need, contact us online and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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Event Licences - FAQs

How long does it take to be granted a premises licence?

Once an application is lodged with the relevant council, there is a 28-day consultation period and if there are no objections from any interested parties, the premises licence will be granted by delegated authority. If there are any objections to your application, we’ll negotiate with objectors and try to persuade them to withdraw, failing which, a licensing committee hearing will be fixed, usually within two months.

Delays can occur if incorrect documents are submitted. That’s why it’s important to have specialists working with you when you make your application.

Why choose us to help with your application

We’ve a team of experts with specialist legal knowledge to support you all the way. Our in depth understanding of the statuary process means we can help you with all legal aspects of licensing.

We’ll be able to predict the compliance issues you’re likely to face. This knowledge makes it easier for us to handle potential issues before they happen. We’ll negotiate early with responsible authorities, residents, and nearby business owners, where appropriate.

The legal world is full of jargon that a lot of us don’t understand. Our lawyers actively avoid using legal jargon and instead use plain English to make sure you know what’s happening and why. They’ll also be there to explain anything you might not understand.

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