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Telephone 0161 237 9961
35 Whitworth St West
Manchester M1 5NG

Welcome to Licensing Legal

Licensing Legal is a boutique firm dedicated to licensing law. Specialising in alcohol, entertainment and gambling licences we can also provide assistance with all connected regulatory and legal matters.

Established in Manchester in 2004 and close to the city centre, we have over 60 years experience in licensing matters so our clients can have confidence in our friendly and professional service. Contact us now for more information on our services or for a
no obligation quote.

Licensing Legal is headed by Director, Anthony Horne, with over 30 years' experience in this field he continually achieves a personal top tier ranking in Chambers & Partners and is also listed in the Legal Experts guide. The firm also ranks highly in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500. "This boutique firm specialises exclusively in licensing and is described by sources as a "very active player with some very big clients." (Chambers & Partners 2013)

There are many benefits to using a specialist licensing firm and our clients can be confident they are dealing with a dedicated team of professionals committed to the Licensing industry.

Our priorities are simple:

  • To provide a tailored customer-focused service
  • To employ and train professional and efficient staff
  • To develop strong client partnerships
  • To offer value for money with no reduction in the quality of service
  • To ensure advice is available when you need it
  • To keep up with an ever-changing industry and ensure that you do too

News & Updates


New s182 guidance
New guidance from the Home Office for the Licensing Act 2003 here. The guidance has been issued to take into account recent statutory instruments more...

Closure Notices & Orders
The Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 contains provisions which came into effect this month relating to closure notices and orders and could affect licensed premises came into force on 20th October more...

Amended Mandatory Conditions
Amended Mandatory Conditions came into force on 1st October which tightened up the existing Mandatory Conditions especially in respect of the promotion of irresponsible drink promotions. Report coming soon.

Alcohol Concern Map
Alcohol Concern has released figures showing NHS alcohol-related admissions neared 10 million during 2012- 2013. They have also updated their Alcohol Harm Map which can be found here.

Allergen Regulations
New EU rules on displaying allergen information for all food and drink will came into force on 13 December. This includes beer and wine, however the Morning Advertiser states fewer than half the venues are prepared and many licensees are unaware that they will need to provide this information. See newsletter.

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