WE ARE REQUIRED BY THE SRA TO PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING COSTS INFORMATION IN RELATION THE SPECIFIC SERVICES OUTLINED BELOW.

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Our fees vary depending upon the nature of the application, whether it is contested, the number of applications undertaken and the applicable licensing authority. This is why we will communicate with you prior to undertaking substantial work and agree, in advance, a fixed fee or fee range with you. We will always advise you about any complications and discuss the potential impact on price before any additional charges are incurred.

Our typical fees are as follows:

Application Fee (£ exclusive of VAT and disbursements)
Personal Licence 125 to 175
New Premises Licence/Full Variation 750 to 1,500 if no representations up to between 4,000 and 10,000 if representations are received
Minor Variation 400 to 600
Transfer of Premises Licence 200 to 1000 (if no consent)
DPS Variation 125 to 200
TEN 75 to 200

Our fees will cover all of the work required including, where applicable, meetings, negotiations, the preparation of evidence and representation before a licensing sub-committee. If we ever charge by way of hourly rate these range from £75 to £310.

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as newspapers and local councils. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. In addition to our legal fees, common disbursements are:

Application Fee (£)
New Premises Licence/Full Variation 100 to 635 for the council fee and 200 to 400 (plus VAT) for newspaper fee
Minor Variation 89 council fee
Transfer of Premises Licence 23 council fee
DPS Variation 23 council fee
TEN 21 council fee

Typical timings in respect of each application are:

Application Days
New Premises Licence/Full Variation 28 days beginning the day after the application is lodged if no representation. Up to an additional 20 working days if representations are raised
Minor Variation Up to 15 working days
Transfer of Premises Licence Effective immediately albeit the police have 14 days in which to object
DPS Variation Effective immediately albeit the police have 14 days in which to object
TEN 10 working days prior to the date of the notice. 5 working days prior to the date of the notice if a late TEN

Our licensing team is recommended in the two leading independent guides, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, as one of the best in the country.

Joint heads Niall McCann and Richard Williams have years of experience and further details can be found below:

Niall McCann
Richard Williams

Other team members:

Marilyn Gayle
Mia Wilson