Licensing, Gaming & Regulatory

Licensing, Gaming & Regulatory

The breadth of our experience in all areas of licensing, gaming and regulatory law in the United Kingdom is second to none.

We are regarded by many, both nationally and internationally, as the UK’s leading firm of lawyers covering:

  • alcohol, entertainment and late-night refreshment licensing;
  • betting, gaming and lotteries law; and
  • regulatory law.

Our clients include leaders in the pub/bar, hotel, restaurant, nightclub, casino, bingo, betting, adult gaming centre, lottery, remote/online gaming, prize competition and gaming machine fields.

Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession has referred to clients of the firm recommending us for “steering our business and giving us an excellent assessment of our needs”, our “proactive and strategic approach”, “meticulous eye for detail” and for having “an enviable list of high-profile clients”.

We are able to assist businesses of all sizes, from start-ups to multinational operators. We provide a tailor-made personal service to meet each client’s specific needs when guiding them through the legislative red tape that affects the whole of the leisure industry.

We are often called upon by leading City law firms that do not have a specialist licensing, gaming or regulatory law department to assist in major transactions and due diligence.


Licensing, Gaming & Regulatory

Open House London Limited

“Here at Open House London Ltd we have worked with Joelson for a number of years. Their technical knowledge and skill in advising on licensing generally (and securing premises licences for our new venues specifically) have been evident throughout. They are effective strategists and good communicators.  Commercial common sense, underpinned by an ability to really understand our business. They combine considerable experience of the industry with a personable and approachable manner, making them both accessible and highly effective. I would have no hesitation in recommending Joelson to other operators in the hospitality sector.”

Richard Clegg, Director, Open House London Limited