A specialism in the licensing sector. I have been praised for my friendly, professional service and thorough approach to my work.
I joined Smith Partnership in 2006. I am an Associate within the Commercial Property department and specialise in the acquisition, disposal and letting of all types of licensed premises, including hotels, public houses, restaurants, clubs and businesses.
I deal with a significant number of transactions and businesses involving licensed premises every year, acting for both first-time buyers and established publicans advising on the sale and purchase of both leasehold and freehold public houses and dealing with all related issues including the sale and purchase of the business, stock and F&F. I am also able to advise first-time publicans on the potential pitfalls involved in buying a business of this nature.
A significant amount of my experience is within the licensing sector and I deal with all matters relating to the new licensing regime and advise a number of clients on various aspects of licensing law, including premises licence applications, variations, transfers and temporary event notices.
I enjoy spending time with my family and have 2 young children who keep me very busy. However, after a busy week at work, there is nothing I enjoy more than a good curry and a large glass of red wine!
“For many years Guy Simmonds have had a successful, formal business referral agreement in place, with Smith Partnership Solicitors. Both ourselves and our valued clients have always found the service of the specialist licensing team, highly efficient and professional. We have no hesitation in recommending their excellent service. In particular, their specialist licensing solicitor Tara Harding provides our clients with a superb, pro-active and highly professional service. We receive regular highly complimentary feedback from both our vendor clients and purchasers, who state they will also instruct Tara to act for them in future licensing matters." - Stephen Taylor, Managing Director Guy Simmonds Business Transfers Ltd
“Great job you've done for us - we really appreciate the professional, helpful and friendly manner in which you have worked.” - Martin Hoffman, The Plough
“How delighted I have been with you & your company. You have acted swiftly and professionally at all times and I wouldn't hesitate to instruct you again.” - John Butler, Butlers Bar & Grill
“Your Tara Harding is absolutely wonderfully great as a professional and indeed in relation to person skills. She has been such a joy to work with, extremely competent, professional and client-friendly. Will always recommend her.” - Dr. Pallant
“I would like to thank you so much for your dedication and hard work, don't know what we would have done without you. Smith Partnership are very lucky indeed to have such a professional, friendly, helpful and completely dedicated member of their team.” - Jane Cutts
“As usual you have been brilliant and the only part I had any faith in was your handling of the events.” - Andrew Ingram, The Ash