Licensing applications are required for many different types of entertainment and such applications can often be as contentious as applications for alcohol licences. Whether the application is for a major music festival or simply to add an entertainment activity to your licence, the application will always be closely looked at by the local Environmental Health Officers and also in many cases by local residents. It is necessary to carefully consider how the application is made and in some cases to liaise with the Environmental Health Officers prior to submitting an application, so as to include in your application the steps you intend to take to promote the licensing objectives, so as to ensure that public nuisance is prevented and public safety is paramount.

Our team has considerable experience in taking instructions for events or applications for entertainment events.  We will often liaise with Local Authorities in some detail before submitting applications, to ensure that the licences are granted as quickly as possible. We have a range of consultants who we can rely on to undertake acoustic assessment reports and to assess whether particular premises will or are causing a noise disturbance to residents.

We have also worked closely with clients who have been issued with Noise Abatement Notices and who have received warning letters from the various Authorities about disturbances caused by entertainment licences and would be happy to help and advise in these situations.

We have also represented and advised the famous London nightclub Fabric for the last three years.  We have been instructed to represent a number of festivals such as the Mint Festival and Lost Village Festival which have developed and grown in to successful festivals.  We have also been involved in advising the Deer Shed 7 Festival held in Harrogate since its inception.