Licensing In Northern Ireland
P.A. Duffy & Company’s commercial property solicitors have widespread experience working with clients who wish to obtain and renew the appropriate licenses.
What Licensing Services Do We Offer?
At P.A. Duffy & Co. Solicitors we offer various services in relation to licensing:
- Alcohol licenses
- Gaming licenses
- Entertainment licenses
- Shotgun licenses
- Taxi licenses
- Application for new licenses
- Updating licenses
- Application for amendments
- Defending applications against objections in appeal hearings
- Advising clients on industry standards for licensing
- Contesting fines, penalties, or revocation of clients’ licenses
If you’re applying for a new premises license to sell alcohol, we will advise you on the correct operations your business can undertake with an alcohol license. Our licensing team will also break down the legal jargon associated with the licensing requirements that you as the business owner must meet.
Our legal team will provide you with the best quality advice to ensure your application for an alcohol license has the best chance of success.
Licensing in Northern Ireland
The law surrounding the licensing of pubs, hotels, restaurants, and other places where alcohol is being sold in Northern Ireland is primarily governed by a piece of legislation known as The Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1996.
First time licensing application
We understand the stress associated with licensing applications and how it can be overwhelming for a first-time licensing owner as they are not completely aware of what to expect from the procedure. We dedicate ourselves to take this stress and burden off you, as we will collect the necessary information and will submit your licensing application.
First time application for your taxi license
If you’re applying for a new taxi license, we will advise you on the correct operations your business can undertake with taxiing. Our licensing team will also break down the legal jargon associated with the taxi licensing requirements that you as the business owner must meet.
Appealing for your taxi license
We can also advise you on proceeding with an appeal if your taxi licence has been denied or revoked. We will assess your case to see if you have a clear standing for an appeal, if your case is effective then we will represent you at disciplinary hearings to fight your case.
Betting and Gaming License
First-time application for a Gaming License
If you’re applying for a new gaming premises license, we will advise you on the correct operations your business can undertake with a gaming license. Our licensing team will also break down the legal jargon associated with the licensing requirements that you as the business owner of a gaming company must meet.
Our legal team will provide you with the best quality advice to ensure your application for a gaming license has the best chance of success.
Betting, gaming, lotteries, and amusements
In Northern Ireland gambling is legalised under the ‘Betting, Gaming, Lotteries & Amusements (NI) Order 1985’, the National Lottery is exempt from this.
Gaming licenses are often complicated to navigate therefore it is important to seek legal advice when making an application for this license. Our specialised licensing solicitors at P.A. Duffy & Co. are able to break down the legal jargon associated with gaming licenses so you are fully aware of your legal rights.
Do I need a solicitor to apply for a license?
It is highly recommended that you seek legal advice from a specialised licensing solicitor, as the licensing application is made to the court and heard by a magistrate. Our legal team at P.A. Duffy Solicitors will work closely with you to ensure you have the best chance at receiving approval for your licensing application.
How we can help
P.A. Duffy & Company Solicitors have years of experience working closely with clients who are applying, appealing, or renewing various licenses in Northern Ireland. We pride ourselves in our commitment to seek the best legal outcome for our clients and their business. Our Licensing solicitors understand that commercial law can be overwhelming for many business owners, so we ensure the majority of the legal burden is taken off you by dealing with legal matters in your business.