From their base in Nottingham, Fraser Brown's licensing solicitors serve a local and national client base including small owner managed operations to national pub chains.

Our licensing solicitors provide a friendly, professional service advising you on all aspects of licensing, from the pre-application stage to ongoing operational matters.

We can guide you through the application process and, if necessary, represent you at licensing hearings.

We can also offer assistance on applications for premises and with issues such as temporary events notices, as well as advise on betting and gaming, casinos, lotteries, club premises certificates and smoking policies.

As further evidence of our expertise, Fraser Brown is accredited by the BIIAB and currently offers a range of nationally recognised courses. We also provide tailor made training sessions to ensure our clients are up to date with the latest legislation such as the Licensing Act 2003 and the Gambling Act 2005.

So what are you looking to do and how can we help? 

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Legal 500 (2013 edition):
David Lucas’ ‘hugely efficient’ team has ‘technical expertise, commercial acumen
and great advocacy skills

    Institute of Licensing
    The Bingo Association

Spring is in the air - how the arrival of British ...

We all look forward to the lighter nights, but are you aware of the effect that the commencement of British Su...

Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate?

It is worth considering the benefits and burdens of each type of authorisation in order to determine which may...

Understanding mandatory licensing conditions

Since 2014 there have been five mandatory licensing conditions. Three of the conditions apply to all premises ...

New arrangements for personal licence holders

The Government is aiming to remove the requirement for personal licence holders to renew their licence every 1...

Deregulation of Entertainment Licensing

The government has recently announced their proposal to deregulate some types of entertainment licensing.

Licensing Update

There are some changes on the horizon that will affect licensed premises.

Training and Examination BIIAB level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders

Date: 14.08.2019

84 Friar Lane

You can obtain the Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) once completing your BIIAB Level 2 training, which has been a service provided to Nottinghamshire by Fraser Brown solicitors for over 10 years. ...

Greene King v Gambling Commission

The First-Tier Tribunal has allowed the appeal of Greene King against the decision of the Gambling Commission ...

The Rank Group Plc v HMRC

On 8 July, the Supreme Court found against The Rank Group plc (‘Rank’) in the latest decision on the long-...

Motorway Services Licensing

Following on from the announcement that J D Wetherspoon is set to open a pub at a motorway services off the M4...

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