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Licensing legal advice - experience

Licensing law experience

The Eversheds Sutherland Licensing legal team experience includes:-

  • advising one of the UK’s largest casino operators in respect of all its Gambling Act 2005 and Licensing Act 2003 licensing needs including successfully obtaining for the company one of the first Large Casino Premises Licences for a new Casino development at the Birmingham NEC. 
  • successfully represented Brand Events and Laverstoke Park in respect of two Premises Licence reviews applied for by local residents in objection to Carfest South Festival promoted by Chris Evans and BBC Radio 2 in support of BBC’s Children in Need. 
  • advised Four Seasons at Park Lane Hotel in respect of all its licensing needs arising out of a major £multi-million refurbishment including obtaining a Special Treatment Licence for a new spar facility and Marriage Licence for the premises. 
  • successfully obtained one of the first Judicial Reviews under the Gambling Act 2005 relating to a licensing authority decision to refuse an application for a Betting Office Licence. The decision led to the Gambling Commission revising its Guidance to Licensing Authorities. 
  • advised a financial institution in respect of the licensing issues arising from the £500 million restructuring of an established pub business. 
  • advised a purchaser on the licensing issues arising out of the acquisition of a licensed London Poker Club. 
  • obtained a Premises Licence for one of the largest distribution Warehouses in the UK to enable a logistics distributor to provide facilities for online alcohol sales for a well known retailer. 
  • have acted for numerous national bookmakers including Stanleybet prior to their acquisition by William Hills and Betting Shop Services before the Company’s merger with Jennings. 
  • advised on licensing aspects relating to the £140 million acquisition of Makro by Booker Group Plc.

Contact us

David N Roberts, Lead licensing lawyer