At Hill Brown Licensing, we have an expert team of licensing solicitors available to provide specialist legal support for clients who undertake licensed activities in Inverness and throughout the North of Scotland. Our team is led by some of the country’s best licensing lawyers with decades of experience supporting clients involved in the licensing and retail sectors. We also regularly advise holders of other types of licence, such as taxi and betting licences, as well as those looking to apply for one-off licences for specific events.
We can support you to apply for your first licence, and help you retain your licence should you encounter difficulties with the Licensing Board or other stakeholders. We have a proven track record when it comes to making representations before relevant boards, committees and courts, taking a strategic approach to ensure the most favourable arguments are made on your behalf.
Our specialist licensing lawyers have a comprehensive knowledge of the provisions contained in the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and can support you to negotiate this complex area of the law. Our experience tells us that obtaining a licence can be a complicated process. Still, our licensing solicitors will ensure that your application is as strong as it can be and that it is submitted promptly. We can advise on all licensing matters, including:
We provide legal services for anyone undertaking activities that require a licence from a local authority. While this includes those operating in the hospitality and retail sectors, we can also provide advice concerning the following types of licences:
The licence that you will require will depend on your type of business or the activity you wish to undertake. Our comprehensive knowledge means that our licensing lawyers can provide you with advice that is tailored to the licence you require, as well as the specific issues that you may need to overcome to ensure that your application is successful.
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!