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Licensing Solicitors Glasgow, Scotland

Our licensing team provides specialist advice for the licensed trade, including pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and supermarket chains.

Our licensing services include:




  • New Premises Licensing
  • Specific Gaming Permits
  • All applications and advice in relation to the Gambling Act 2005
  • Appeals
Scotland's Top Licensing Lawyers

Led by some of Scotland's best licensing lawyers, our licensing team has provided specialist advice to some of the biggest names in the licensed trade for over 65 years. Our client portfolio spans all market sectors, including pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and supermarket chains.

We work with clients across Scotland, from the Borders to Shetland and particularly in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee. We have appeared at hearings in every Local Authority area across Scotland - for a full list of the Scottish Local Authority Licensing Boards which we cover, please see below.

Specialists in all areas of Liquor and Civic licensing, from Premises licences to Late Hours Catering, our dedicated licensing team offer support and advice on all elements of licensing practice.


'Dealing with Hill Brown Licensing has made our life so much easier. Attention to detail and professionalism is what you get. Thank you.'

'Their [MSHB] accuracy, efficiency, competence and knowledge cannot be bettered in Scotland.'

'Second to none.'

'Audrey Junner is an exceptional practitioner with an ever growing wealth of experience.'

Local Authority Licensing Boards in Scotland

As noted, we work with clients across Scotland from the Borders to Shetland and appear at hearings in all of the following Local Authority Licensing Board areas:-

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Aberdeenshire Council
  • Angus Council
  • Argyll and Bute Council
  • Clackmannanshire Council
  • Dumfries and Galloway Council
  • Dundee City Council
  • East Ayrshire Council
  • East Dunbartonshire Council
  • East Lothian Council
  • East Renfrewshire Council
  • Edinburgh City Council
  • Falkirk Council
  • Fife Council
  • Glasgow City Council
  • Highland Council
  • Inverclyde Council
  • Midlothian Council
  • Moray Council
  • North Ayrshire Council
  • North Lanarkshire Council
  • Orkney Islands Council
  • Perth and Kinross Council
  • Renfrewshire Council
  • Scottish Borders Council
  • Shetland Islands Council
  • South Ayrshire Council
  • South Lanarkshire Council
  • Stirling Council
  • West Dunbartonshire Counci
  • Western Isles Council (Comhairle nan Eilean Siar)
  • West Lothian Council

Contact our Licensing Solicitors for Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen & Dundee & Across Scotland

To find out more, please contact our Licensing team today:

The Forsyth Building,
5 Renfield Street,
G2 5EZ
T: 0141 333 0636

Or complete our online contact form.

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