Our licencing team provides an expert service on contractual, procedural and contentious licensing issues from a market-leading team comprising transactional and litigation lawyers. We cover all aspects of liquor, civic and other licensing, delivering advisory, transactional and advocacy services for our clients.

Our ability to identify the issues and explain the licencing process in a straightforward manner allows us to partner our clients through the licensing system. This is one reason many new entrants to the market seek out our services. We collaborate with our clients as part of their team and work seamlessly with our colleagues to deliver the licensing aspects of any deal. This approach and our enviable track record has led to long-standing relationships with many businesses, from multiple national operators to owner occupiers.

Our experience sees us working with Licensing Boards across the country, giving us an understanding of the differing policies and requirements of each Board, maximising the likelihood of a successful outcome for our clients.

Licensing key highlights icon

Licensing key highlights

  • In the last 12 months we have handled more than 100 successful licencing applications.
  • Our team has been instrumental in bringing household name operators to Scotland for the first time.