At Hill Brown Licensing we understand the importance that Dundee’s pubs, hotels, restaurants and clubs play in making the city an exciting location for locals and tourists alike to live, visit and enjoy. However, we also appreciate that running licensed premises can be stressful – it is essential that you comply with extensive licensing legislation and the Licensing Board’s rules.
Our expert licensing solicitors can provide expert advice on a comprehensive range of alcohol licensing issues throughout Dundee, Tayside and Perthshire. We have an extensive client base covering all aspects of the hospitality industry across the region, as well as experience supporting clients in the retail sector and those looking to apply for licences for specific events.
The Licensing Board grants licences for the sale of alcohol. This is a specialised area of law which can be challenging to negotiate, especially since the provisions of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 came into force. Obtaining a licence can be a complicated process, but our expert licensing lawyers can guide you through every step. We can advise on:
We can help you to plan your licensed activity, collecting all the necessary information to ensure that your application is successful. We will take the time to meet with you and explain in detail the conditions that you will have to follow under your licence so that fines and other enforcement action are avoided. If you do face such action, we can advise you on the best way to proceed and provide strategic and robust representation during meetings and at review hearings with the Licensing Board.
The licensing solicitors at Hill Brown Licensing do not just provide services for those in the hospitality and retail trades – we can offer expert support for those undertaking any activity that requires a licence from your local authority. These include:
We have expert knowledge and many years of experience handling all types of licensing work. Whatever your requirements, our licensing law specialists can provide you with practical and timely support on all aspects of licensing law, allowing you to focus on running your business.
Hill Brown provide an exemplary service. Their wealth of knowledge and experience around licensing is untouchable by others and their advice is always prompt, comprehensive and can be trusted as the best course of action.
Audrey Junner is very knowledgeable not only on the law and practice generally but also on the regional practices and requirements of local licensing boards.
Audrey came highly recommended from a friend with a similar business and he was entirely correct, she knows the industry inside out. From her initial phone call to communication throughout the process, I was kept fully updated on all aspects of liquor licence application start to finish. I'd recommend Audrey to anyone looking for her professional advice.
We approached Miller Samuel Hill Brown through recommendation and after initially struggling to advance licencing applications with our local authority ourselves. From the outset, they gave us the confidence that we were in safe hands and kept us informed at all stages of our applications. We were particularly impressed with the time taken to understand our business and the people within it, making their representations to the licencing board genuine and effective.
I couldn’t recommend any other solicitors like this. Miller Samuel Hill Brown are an amazing company to deal with from start to finish. First class service and straight on the case. Everyone I have dealt with within the business has been friendly, efficient and professional. Advice is always presented in a user-friendly format and they take their time to ensure that you have digested everything. 5 stars from me!