Fiona Boswell

Director and Solicitor, Head of Franchising and Commercial Services


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We work closely with our Licensing team, who can advise on all aspects of licensing and ensure you are fully compliant with the law.

Under the Licensing Act 2003 there is a requirement to have a Premises Licence if you intend to serve hot food or drinks between the hours of 11pm and 5am. If this is not adhered to, there is a maximum fin of £20,000 and potentially a prison sentence.

We can liaise with the relevant authorities on your behalf, dealing with any objections raised and ensure you have the necessary permissions in respect of your licensable activity.

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Award for Licensing Practitioners (Alcohol) course

Date: 18.03.2020

84 Friar Lane

The qualification is designed for local authority licensing officers, and other staff, such as police officers, fire officers and environmental health officers who are involved in the administration of the Licensing A...

The National Franchise Exhibition 2016 Survey

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Case study: Incoming Franchisors

Fraser Brown acted for one of Irelands largest importer and wholesalers of furniture into the UK market prepa...

Top 5 legal tips to help your business thrive by franchising

Fiona Boswell discusses top 5 legal tips that will help your business thrive by franchising.

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