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Licensing

The Licensing Act 2003 covers a broad spectrum of licensable activities within a multitude of business sectors and certain activities specific to individuals. It is essential that businesses requiring a license to trade meet stringent regulatory legislation criteria and public safety regulations.

Licensing issues covered include:
Alcohol Licensing Applications (Premises and Personal), Entertainment & Temporary Event Notices, Licence Review Hearings Closure Orders Magistrates Court Appeals Trading Standards Health & Safety Food Safety Fire Safety venue licenses, adult entertainment licensing, gambling & gaming licences & online gaming licenses, taxi licensing, outside table and chair licences and sale and purchase of licensed property, shotgun & firearms, street trading, scrap metal, waste disposal.

Rates

We charge fixed fees, which means that we will charge you a set amount of money for the work. Below we provide estimates based on the ranges of fixed fees for barristers at Quartz Barristers Chambers. All fees include VAT (where applicable), each barrister profile states if they are VAT registered.

The fixed fees may vary depending on your needs – for example, your fees may be towards the higher end of the range if you need a more experienced barrister and/or you have a more complex case. If you have a particularly complex case, your fees may also be higher than the estimates below.

There are also likely to be additional costs for time spent in correspondence via telephone/video conferences or drafting documents. The cost will be fixed and agreed in advance based upon the barrister’s hourly rate as stated on their profile.

An indication of our range of typical fixed fees are listed below:

Stage of CaseRanges of fixed fees (estimate)
Written advice on your application£350 – £1000
Advising in face to face conference£350 – £1000
Advising by telephone/video conference£250 – £750
Assistnce with drafting of application£250 – £750
Local authority licensing committee hearing£400 – £1000
Appeal to Magistrates’ Court – initial hearing£500 – £1000
Appeal to the Magistrates’ Court – full hearing£1000 – £2500

All information is correct as of 1/5/19, but fees are estimates only. For themost accurate fee estimate, please contact the clerks on 0115 8961983 or clerks@quartzbarristers.co.uk

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