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Licensing Review Consultancy

Premises License Holders are under constant scrutiny from both the public and the authorities. If it is believed that you have failed to fulfill any or all of the 4 Licensing Objectives then you may have your licence called for review in front of your local licensing committee.

The 4 Licensing Objectives

  1. The prevention of crime and disorder
  2. Public safety
  3. The prevention of public nuisance
  4. The protection of children from harm

There are two types of Review

The Regular Review
Your local councillor or neighbours can commence a regular review if they have cause to believe that your premises is not upholding any or all of the licensing objectives – they do this through making an application to the Licensing Authority to request that they perform a review of your license.

In order to consider the case, the Licensing Authority will call a public meeting where, based upon the evidence presented, the committee will decide whether to revoke part or all of your license.

We work with you to identify and address the root issues during the proceedings, helping you to put together an effective response to minimise the negative impact to your business and give you the best chance of success, whilst also helping to correct the reason for the review being called in the first place.

The Expedited Review
In more serious cases, expedited reviews are commenced by the police if your premises have been associated with serious disorder or crime. Once an expedited review is instigated, the licensing committee must make a decision within a period of 48 hours as to whether interim measures such as suspension are required. In the meantime, the licence is listed for a full review within 28 days, in which the committee will decide whether to revoke your licence.

Arka Training are specialists in dealing with these review procedures and our expert team are on hand to help you make preparations and appeals at every stage of the process.

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