"We have managed to open bars and restaurants where no one else dare try because of the fantastic advice and support of Paddy Whur and team."
Martin Wolstencroft (ARC Inspirations Managing Director)
 "Woods Whur's strengths are that they are friendly, have great knowledge and their professionalism.

Novus Leisure Ltd

 "Woods Whur have been invaluable acting for Burningnight Group, utilising their licensing knowledge and expertise to represent the company. Our win for a new licence in the Cardiff CIP against strong opposition was as a result of Paddy’s strategy and delivery."
BurningNight Group
"Woods Whur have been used by the Force, for all aspects of licensing from general advice and guidance to representation at hearings, since the formation of the company. The Force has also received excellent Licensing Act 2003 training from Paddy. The service received from Paddy, Andy and Chris is always very high quality and supportive of the Force priorities."

PC Mark Shingles



“Paddy is a breath of fresh air. Out of all of our advisors he is the one who just does the work without fuss, always calm and reassuring in advising and representing the Club’s interests. He has had huge successes for us this year as the club has aimed to broaden its use of the stadium and conferencing facilities.”

Paul Bell, Executive Director, Leeds united


“James has been a longstanding adviser to the business and has secured us successful outcomes on every occasion - I would recommend him without hesitation”

Javed Dar, Health and Safety Manager, Caffe Nero

 Neham Council

Anna has enhanced the quality of Caesars licensing risk management across all our UK properties by conducting an external, expert licensing audit programme.

In addition, where we have needed commercially focussed real time licensing advice, Anna never fails to deliver.
She is a true business partner, always available, always cheerful, helping my organisation to focus on licensing compliance but also the bottom line.

I would not hesitate to recommend Anna to any business that needs commercially focussed legal licensing support.
Put simply, Anna is a pleasure to do business with.


Ann Sullivan, Compliance Director, Caesars Entertainment, Europe Middle East and Africa

 Grainger PLC


  "They are experts in their field, their advice is good and they are particularly good at translating legal issues into non-legal, plain-English implications."
Nigel Blair (Bar Fever Managing Director)
 "Woods Whur bring their considerable experience and knowledge of Licensing Authorities throughout the UK, to look after our Alcohol Licences in England and Wales. Alongside this expertise, they offer a first-class and proactive service."
Robert George (Traveodge Operational Finance Director)
"Playing a huge part in the legal proceedings was Paddy Whur (of Woods Whur), our solicitor who has stood by our side now for over three years giving advice, providing us with endless help and guidance. He’s worked tirelessly through holidays, late nights and weekends to pull together a huge quantity of evidence. We know and Philip Kolvin QC agrees, that without the dedicated contribution of Paddy and all his team at Woods Whur, this outcome equally would not have been accomplished.”
Cameron Leslie



 "Since the Inventive Bar Company began its partnership with Woods - Whur we have achieved excellent results. Andy’s approach ties in with ours superbly, and he is always on hand should any of our team need advice."

Michael Buckley

Leeds United
 “Paddy is always available and offers first rate advice and representation. More than that he understands our business and we feel he is part of the team.”

Martin Greenhow, Owner

 Cafe Nero

“Paddy has represented our interests in dealing with licensing and gambling legislation since 2011. He has trained members, acted as advisor to many committees in complex cases and successfully represented the Borough on Appeals in the Magistrates Court and High Court. Always available and approachable he delivers a truly impressive service.”

Sheila Roberts, Strategic Enforcement Manager, London Borough of Newham


“James is technically adept but also commercially minded and focused on practically achieving our objectives with a minimum of fuss. His long experience as both a solicitor and with the police gives him a unique insight into the approach taken by the regulatory authorities from both sides, which he is able to use to the benefit of his clients.”

Richard Flynn, Senior Counsel, Grainger Plc