The firm represents a wide range of clients in all applications for the sale of alcohol. Woods Whur has a strong admin team who are experienced in dealing with all applications including new and varied premises licences, Temporary Event Notices and the full remit of authorisations created under the Licensing Act 2003. This in conjunction with our bespoke practice management system means a seamless and cost-efficient service for administering all of your licensing needs.

Andrew, Paddy, Chris and Amanda are all experienced advocates who have appeared in every tier of court within the country. They bring their experience from taking instructions all the way to appearing as your advocate should there need to be a hearing.

Andrew continues to lead the team representing a significant number of London and National operators. Andrew has considerable experience in dealing with matters within the London market and, in particular within Westminster, Camden and the City. He has been successful with applications for new licences in all areas. Andrew continues to advise on strategy and licensing on premises situated within the Cumulative Impact Zone in Westminster and Camden– successfully applying to remove onerous conditions from premises licences in these areas and having new licences granted against policy.

Paddy Whur has been successful in representing the iconic fabric Nightclub in Smithfield Market for many years in ongoing negotiations with the regulatory authorities. He has gained success in a number of highly contested hearings securing new premises licences under the Licensing Act 2003 for major new sites in London, Leeds, Cardiff, Birmingham, Newcastle and Nottingham in the cities’ Cumulative Impact Policy areas.

After representing the world famous fabric nightclub in securing the return of their licence he has gone onto specialise in representing live music and dance venues in London, Sheffield, Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol as well as a significant number of festivals, including winning the appeal to reinstate the hours for Shindig in Somerset. He has looked after the Printworks, Drumsheds and Field Day festival as well as a significant number of events spaces in London. He was successful in securing 2 new licences in Newham for the Dockyards development at Silvertown and the new premises licence for the new Drumsheds premises at the former Ikea in Enfield.

Chris has represented a broad array of clients in this sector, from fast food franchisees seeking late night refreshment premises licences, through to the world famous Harrods Department Store on Brompton Road. He has a particular interest in large festivals, where liaison with Safety Advisory Groups are essential.

We represent other famous brands and have what has been described as a ‘stellar list of clients’. The firm has represented major national operators including Novus Leisure ( Tiger Tiger brand) , Revolution bars , Intertain ( Walkabout brand) , the Fever Group and Eclectic bars now part of the Brighton Pier Group. We are instructed to represent a number of football grounds including Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, Leeds United, Southampton and Burnley.

The firm has particular expertise in dealing with lap dancing premises under the contentious area of sexual entertainment venue licensing in Leeds and throughout the Country.

The team also receives instructions from owner operators dominating the Leeds market and elsewhere throughout the country such as the award winning Arc Inspirations, Ossett Brewery, Jones Bar Group and Vaulkhard Leisure.

Andrew is instructed to deal with all licensing work for the Thistle and Travelodge Hotel Groups.

Please contact Paddy Whur on 07738 170137 or if you would like further information.

Please contact Andrew Woods on 07738 170138 or if you would like further information.

Please contact Chris Rees-Gay on 07516 029758 or if you would like further information.