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Our licensing solicitors specialise in alcohol, entertainment, gaming and gambling licensing, from premises licences and temporary events notices to online gambling applications and operating licences.

Led by partner, Matt Foster, our licensing solicitors have provided expert advice on licensing laws to hotels, breweries, restaurants, pubs, clubs, off licenses and supermarkets for over 50 years. Mincoffs Solicitors’ licensing and gaming team is ranked in the top tier of the Legal 500 – the independent guide to the top law firms.

The earlier we can identify problems, the better we are able to resolve them. Often, early negotiations with licensing authorities and other businesses can prevent prosecutions and reviews, saving you time and money, disruption and unwanted publicity. Our experienced solicitors deal regularly with local authorities and can prepare supporting evidence to present your interests and improve your policies and procedures in line with the Licensing Act 2003. We’ll do our best to avoid contested situations, but if necessary our lawyers will appear on your behalf before licensing committees and the magistrates’ court, both in the North East and nationally.

There is an increasing burden upon businesses to comply with various regulations, statutory instruments, government guidance and new legislation. The implications of non-compliance can be felt both in terms of financial and personal liability.  We work with many SMEs and corporate bodies who find themselves the subject of investigations/prosecutions by councils, the police and various government agencies.  We work closely with clients to develop policies, update procedures and prepare for and avoid prosecutions.

Our experience in licensing and gaming and its associated legislation means that we have experience of dealing with various situations in which prosecutions are taken or threatened against our clients. The most important thing that you can do when faced with a prosecution, or a potential prosecution, is to seek immediate legal advice to protect yourself, your staff and your business.  Any delay at the initial stages can result in additional costs and damage to your business. In addition to the regulatory defence work we undertake, we also represent the Security Industry Authority and the Environment Agency in relation to various matters across the North East of England.

Matt Foster

Matt Foster
Partner, Head of Licensing and Gaming

0191 212 7702
mfoster@mincoffs.co.uk

Our licensing solicitors specialise in alcohol, entertainment, gaming and gambling licensing, from premises licences and temporary events notices to online gambling applications and operating licences.

Led by partner, Matt Foster, our licensing solicitors have provided expert advice on licensing laws to hotels, breweries, restaurants, pubs, clubs, off licenses and supermarkets for over 50 years. Mincoffs Solicitors’ licensing and gaming team is ranked in the top tier of the Legal 500 – the independent guide to the top law firms.

The earlier we can identify problems, the better we are able to resolve them. Often, early negotiations with licensing authorities and other businesses can prevent prosecutions and reviews, saving you time and money, disruption and unwanted publicity. Our experienced solicitors deal regularly with local authorities and can prepare supporting evidence to present your interests and improve your policies and procedures in line with the Licensing Act 2003. We’ll do our best to avoid contested situations, but if necessary our lawyers will appear on your behalf before licensing committees and the magistrates’ court, both in the North East and nationally.

There is an increasing burden upon businesses to comply with various regulations, statutory instruments, government guidance and new legislation. The implications of non-compliance can be felt both in terms of financial and personal liability.  We work with many SMEs and corporate bodies who find themselves the subject of investigations/prosecutions by councils, the police and various government agencies.  We work closely with clients to develop policies, update procedures and prepare for and avoid prosecutions.

Our experience in licensing and gaming and its associated legislation means that we have experience of dealing with various situations in which prosecutions are taken or threatened against our clients. The most important thing that you can do when faced with a prosecution, or a potential prosecution, is to seek immediate legal advice to protect yourself, your staff and your business.  Any delay at the initial stages can result in additional costs and damage to your business. In addition to the regulatory defence work we undertake, we also represent the Security Industry Authority and the Environment Agency in relation to various matters across the North East of England.

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