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.