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We understand that licensing legislation can hinder your profitable business and pose many operational challenges. That’s where our legal services can help you navigate the relevant rules and regulations. 

Our licensing expertise

We understand that licensing legislation can hinder your profitable business and pose many operational challenges. That’s where our legal services can help you navigate the relevant rules and regulations. Whether you’re a potential defendant or an enforcing authority, our expertise in regulatory law will help you to protect your reputation.

We can help you with a wide range of regulatory matters such as licence applications, licence review hearings, closure orders. Our solicitors regularly appear before Licensing Committees and Magistrates Courts nationwide. Or you may need advice with an investigation or prosecution regarding Trading Standards, Health & Safety, Noise Nuisance, Food Safety or Fire Safety which all affect licensed premises. Our specialist team has experience of both sides of enforcement – helping defendant companies and investigating authorities.

Why choose our licensing team?

  • We are accredited members of BIIAB and can provide you with approved licensing qualifications
  • Our team of licensing solicitors are nationally recognised for their expertise in regulatory law
  • We are ranked by The Legal 500 guide as “Leaders in their Field” and are praised by Chambers & Partners
  • You can expect us to give you practical, accurate advice that is clear and easy to understand
  • We are experienced in helping a variety of clients such as supermarkets, bars, restaurants councils and universities

How our team lawyers can help you

Whatever the style of your operation, our expertise in a wide range of sectors gives us a firm grasp of regulatory knowledge. We can even represent you at PACE interviews and in Magistrates Courts appeals and hearings.

We also help with staff training, providing accredited BIIAB licensing training to help your business avoid any pitfalls. If you would like to work with us too, we look forward to speaking to you.

Call us now to see how our Licensing team can assist you.

Our clients

  • Aldi Stores Limited
  • Derby City Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
  • Ed’s Easy Diner
  • Carlsberg
  • Aston University
  • Butcombe Brewery
  • Davys Wine Bars
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Modern British Canteen
  • Cheshire Cat Pubs and Bars


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Our accreditations

We are celebrating another year of accreditations and rankings.


  • "The team is one of the most proactive in highlighting potential issues before they become problems. Their foresight and diligence has allowed us t...

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • "The team are extremely professional yet friendly and personable to deal with. Their advice and expertise is always sound and their strategies extr...

    The Legal 500, 2023

  • "Every interaction and transaction was guided by professionalism and customer service. We knew we could trust and rely on this firm and their abili...

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • "More than most firms we’ve worked with, the team at Freeths are both extremely knowledgeable and at the same time very personable. They’re profess...

    The Legal 500

  • "The team are extremely professional, responsive and helpful. Their knowledge and level of ability has been an enormous help to us, especially duri...

    The Legal 500

  • "Very helpful with queries at any time and always available on the phone."

    The Legal 500

  • "The team at Freeths were a pleasure to work with. I worked with an individual on our case but whenever I called into the office the team were frie...

    The Legal 500

  • "The team is responsive and flexible and is able to turnaround work promptly and to a high quality."

    The Legal 500

  • "Noted for its ‘positive, knowledgeable and passionate approach’, the team at Freeths LLP is traditionally adept in alcohol licensing matters and i...

    The Legal 500

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Whatever your legal needs, our wide ranging expertise is here to support you and your business, so let’s start your legal journey today and get you in touch with the right lawyer to get you started.


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