Licensing Barristers

"They provide London quality of clerking, client service and commercial awareness at regional prices. No one else in the region comes close."
Chambers UK 2014

Guildhall Chambers have a local and national reputation in licensing law.

Our licensing barristers can advise on all forms of licensed activities, including:

  • Betting shops and casinos
  • Lotteries, competitions and online gaming
  • Members clubs
  • Pubs, night clubs, restaurants, hotels and off-licences
  • Sexual entertainment venues and sex shops
  • Street trading

We also provide advice and representation in relation to other forms of licensing such as money lending, zoos, tattoo artists and taxis.

Whether you need advice or representation before regulatory bodies such as local councils or in court on appeals (from the magistrates' court to the High Court and beyond) or you have a claim for judicial review, we have barristers with the necessary experience and expertise.

We are instructed by both major national companies and small local operators, as well as individuals and local groups such as residents.

Kerry Barker and Sue Cavender are joint authors of Licensing: The New Law. Kerry is also editor of the new Licensing Law Reports (Jordan Publishing), co-author of Betting, Gaming and Lotteries and a contributor to Paterson's Licensing Acts.

Clerk Contact Information

For further information and enquiries please contact Lucy Northeast or Justin Emmett on 0117 930 9000.