Our Expertise

PBC Licensing Solicitors is a niche licensing practice and specialises in advising and representing corporate clients, organisations and private individuals in relation to the full range of licensing applications and regulatory law in the following areas:

Alcohol and Entertainment Licensing

  • Applications for new Premises Licences and variations of licences
  • Provisional Statements
  • Review applications including Expedited Reviews
  • Closure Orders and Closure Notices
  • Transfers
  • Minor Variations
  • Designated Premises Supervisor variations
  • Club Premises Certificates
  • Temporary Event Notices
  • Gaming Machine Permits (Licensed Premises)
  • Pavement (Tables and Chairs) Licences
  • Appeals

 Gambling Licensing

  • Operating Licence applications to the Gambling Commission (Remote and Non-Remote) – new and variation applications
  • Casinos
  • Bingo Premises
  • Betting Premises
  • Adult Gaming Centres
  • Family Entertainment Centres
  • Club Gaming Permits and Club Machine Permits
  • Prize Gaming and Gaming Machine Permits
  • Remote Gambling Software
  • Personal Licences
  • Transfer of Licences
  • Temporary Use Notices
  • Advice in relation to Licence Conditions and Code of Practice (LCCP); Operating
  • Policies and Risk Assessments
  • Review proceedings and compliance and enforcement issues
  • Appeals


  • Lottery Operating Licences
  • Society Lotteries
  • Lottery exemptions

Prize Competitions; Prize Draws and Sales Promotions

  • Advice on terms and conditions and legal requirements for prize competitions; prize draws and sales promotions
  • Advice on ‘Skill Competitions’ and gaming exemptions
  • ‘Free to enter ‘competitions
  • Advertising restrictions
  • Online gaming and regulations

Regulatory law

  • Advice and representation in relation to Abatement Notice proceedings (appeals and breach proceedings)
  • Advice in relation to private abatement notice proceedings
  • Advice and representation in relation to offences under various statutes and associated regulations including:
    • The Licensing Act 2003
    • Gambling Act 2005
    • Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982
    • Sporting Events (Control of Alcohol Etc) Act 1985
    • Environmental Protection Act 1990
    • Noise Act 1996
    • Control of Pollution Act 1974
    • Health Act 2006
    • Town and Country Planning Act 1990


  • Advice in relation to planning permission applications and appeals for licensed premises and applications relating to outdoor events or activities – for example, bund walls or acoustic shelters.
  • Advice in relation to breach of planning proceedings and ‘noise law’ issues.