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Welcome to clarity


Decisions taken by local licensing authorities can impact on many areas of daily life, from liquor licences to taxis, and from scrap metal merchants to market stalls. All of these businesses require a licence to operate legally. If you are finding it tricky working your way through the rules for these licences then we can help. 

Our highly regarded licensing team helps businesses of all sizes work their way through the licensing maze to obtain the permissions they require to operate lawfully.

Clear advice

Our licensing lawyers are plain speaking and pragmatic, with advice being delivered in clear and practical terms.  We ensure that the advice we give makes clear any deadlines and dates which can have a bearing on your business and its licensing needs.

Benefits we bring

Our licensing team has the experience and expertise to guide you through what is required from licensing authorities. We provide strategic advice on how best to progress a licence application. We want to get a real understanding of your business objectives and then to engage with the relevant authorities at any early stage of a project. Whether your project is just beginning, well underway, or encountering problems, we would be pleased to help.

Our approach to fees

We understand the importance to you of knowing the cost of legal advice at the outset of a piece of work.  We seek to agree fixed fee packages for licence applications.  If it is not possible to provide a fixed fee for a particular piece of work, then we will provide a clear indication of the likely fee to be charged based upon an agreed scope of work.