Legal expertise on tap…
Relaxing over a drink is a key part of many people’s social life and here at Smith Partnership we do our job so publicans can get on with theirs, safe in the knowledge that any legal issues relating to their business are taken care of.
Our specialist legal team work with clients from across the licencing industry, from large pub chains to single publicans looking to buy their first pub.
Having built a reputation for customer excellence, the team supports clients of all sizes, acting for a number of breweries and pub companies as well as being the recommended solicitors for several pub business agents.
A highly-regulated area, when it comes to the licensing and leisure sector it is essential to have expert legal advice you can trust to help you handle any legal matters which may arise.
Working pro-actively for their clients, the licencing team includes:
- Tara Harding, Associate
- Rashid Ali, Partner
- Russell Davies, Partner
- Bally Atwal, Partner
- Kevin McGrath, Partner
Rashid and Tara both hold the National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (NCPLH) qualification, so you can be sure you are in safe hands.
As you would expect from Smith Partnership, working with the licencing team is easy. Adopting a straight-talking and friendly approach, the team build strong relationships with their clients and with fees clearly explained before work begins, clients are reassured on costs. In many instances, such as debt recovery cases, the team will act on a fixed fee basis, offering even greater peace of mind.
Our team of expert brewery solicitors can offer advice and support on all licencing matters including:
- New premises licence applications
- Variations, transfers and temporary event notices
- Application process support
Understanding that excellent communication is an essential element to pro-active case management, along with regular contact with the legal team, clients are also able to access our online reporting system, ensuring they are able to keep fully up-to-date with their case.
For cases involving criminal prosecution, the team, which offers expertise in criminal investigations, are able to guide clients through the process, seeking to minimise any disruption to their business.
To find out more and to discuss your specific requirements contact us.