Whether setting up a new business or having fallen foul of red tape, we can help you stay on the right side of the regulatory and licensing laws.

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"Field Seymour Parkes provided an absolutely sterling service to my business. They took instructions on a rather delicate licensing matter at very short notice and did a brilliant job – not just in achieving the result, which was in our favour; but also in the process and the general handling of the matter. I chose them because of their outstanding reputation in this field and they did not let me down."

Senior Legal Counsel Europe, Global Fortune 500 and DJSI-listed company.

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Mark Banham

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"Extremely well-versed in licensing law."

Legal 500 2017

In the modern world, businesses operate in an ever-changing framework of legal requirements and regulations.  We advise clients on how to keep themselves within the law in their everyday operations.  We also represent those who are being investigated or prosecuted for alleged breaches.

Our expertise covers a wide range of regulatory and licensing issues including:

Alcohol and entertainment:

  • premises licence applications and variations
  • change of DPS
  • transfer of premises licence
  • review of premises licence
  • personal licence applications
  • temporary event notices
  • prosecutions
  • judicial review

Gambling licences:

  • operators licences
  • premises licences
  • lottery licences
  • prosecutions
  • judicial review


  • operator's licences
  • public inquiries
  • appeals