New premises licence

New premises licence

Under the Licensing Act 2003 all premises (defined in the Act as a vehicle, vessel or moveable structure or any place or part of any premises) must have a licence to carry out a licensable activity on a permanent basis. Licensable activities are the sale or supply of alcohol, late night refreshment and regulated entertainment.

For more information on our fees, please click here.

New premises alcohol license applications

Due to the ever increasing number of licensed premises and anti-social behaviour that often comes with them, local authorities are making it increasingly difficult for new premises licences to be obtained unless they will adhere to the local authority’s strict licensing policies. Instructing an expert licensing solicitor from the start will ensure that such conditions are met and that your application is granted straight away; saving your business costs and time.


Our specialist team will handle the entire application process from initial advice to submission. Our team has good relationships with the local authorities and therefore a solid understanding of the licensing policies that are operated. Our team will complete the application forms and in particular the Operating Schedule and Licensing Objectives part of the forms which must be detailed.


Before the application is submitted our team can liaise with the relevant authorities in order to establish if there are any specific conditions that they expect to be implemented or any potential problems that may be encountered. This early contact aims to ensure that applications are granted the first time and prevent any objections from being made.

Once submitted, the premises licence application must be properly advertised and our expert team can assist in ensuring that provisions of the Licensing Act are adhered to.

If any objections are made that can’t be resolved then a hearing may be necessary and we can instruct specialist advocates to attend such hearings.

Speak to a licensing specialist

To speak to experienced alcohol licensing solicitors call us on  0113 2802125 or fill in the enquiry form on this page.

Lupton Fawcett are a leading personal and commercial law firm in Yorkshire with well-established offices of highly experienced solicitors in LeedsSheffield and York.

We provide a personalised service, with sector specialists and extensive resources to ensure we are giving you the best solutions to your problems.

Within every area of law, we put your interests first.

How we can help

Our specialist New Premises Licence Application Lawyers act regularly for clients in Bradford, Birmingham, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Sheffield, York and Nottingham.

We can support your needs wherever you live in England and Wales.

We will always respond promptly, and we will be happy to help.

Your key contacts


“Jeremy (Scott), I just wanted to thank you for today. I think your presence with me at the police station really helped, and lead to the charges being dropped.”


Every insight