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Small Business (Fixed Fee)

Fixed fee for an application for a new premises licence (simple application)

Fixed fee of £1,500 (including VAT but excluding disbursements)

The cost is made up of:

  • Legal costs £1,200
  • VAT on legal fees £300


Application fee (payable to licensing authority) * £100- £1905 TBC depending on the premises band
Advertising fee £TBC
Enquiry agent fees to display public notices £TBC
Special delivery fee to serve the application £TBC
Printing additional copies of plans if necessary £TBC

Costs includes

Taking your instructions and advising you as to how you can promote the licensing objectives within your application

Advising you as the type of plans you are required to submit with your application.

Completing the application form for a new premises licence (including the operating schedule) in accordance with your instructions and submitting this to the local licensing authority alongside suitable plans. You must provide suitable plans.

Providing guidance on the fee levels payable to the licensing authority.

Preparing copies of the premises licence application for disclosure to the responsible authorities and serving copies of the application on the responsible authorities.

Drafting the notices advertising the premises licence application and submitting the notice to the local newspaper.

Arranging with you for you to display the notice(s) advertising the premises licence application and advising as to where and how this should be done by you to comply with the requirements of the Licensing Act 2003.

Providing a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) consent form for signature by a personal licence holder proposed by yourself.

Checking the licence once granted and correcting any errors with the licensing authority.

The fee does not include:

Obtaining suitable plans

Attending pre-consultation meetings with the Licensing Authority or Responsible Authorities, nor their fee for this meeting.

Dealing with or advising you in relation to queries or representations received from either the responsible authorities or other interested parties.

Advising on varying the licence

Attendance and representation at a licensing sub-committee hearing of the responsible authority. If representations are received and attendance and representation at a licensing sub-committee is required, then we will provide a separate fee estimate for this work which will be charged at an hourly rate.

How Long Will My Application Take?

Matters usually take 4 – 12 weeks from receipt of full instructions from you. This is based on the application being relatively straightforward and you being able to provide all the necessary documents promptly. If your matter is more complex, for example, if there is substantial opposition from interested parties, or if there is a delay in receiving the documents we need, it may take longer.

Our Licensing Applications Team/Individual Details Patrick Opurum – Principal

Patrick is the principal of the firm and responsible for the licensing applications. Patrick qualified as a Solicitor in 2012 and has gained experience in dealing with licensing applications.