Licensing Reviews

As a Premises Licence Holder you will be under constant scrutiny from the public and authorities.

If they believe you have failed to fulfil any of your licensing objectives – the prevention of crime, disorder and public nuisance, the promotion of public safety, the protection or improvement of public health or the protection of children from harm – they can get your licence called back for review in front of a licensing board.

At that hearing your case will be discussed and the board can decide to revoke part or all of your licence based on the evidence against you. All decisions can be appealed before the Sheriff Principal but it is best to prepare a good defence before things get to that stage.

Our solicitors will help you identity the main issues in the proceedings and implement a proportionate response, minimising the negative impact whilst correcting the issues that have contributed to the proceedings being started against you. We can represent you at the board hearing and will do everything to give your case the best possible chance of success. 


Premises Licence

A licence issued pursuant to the Licensing Act 2003 or Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 as appropriate, authorising a defined area to be used for one or more licensable activity.

Premises Licence Holder

The holder of a premises licence, the holder can be a person aged 18 or over, a limited company or a partnership.

Sheriff's Court

Local court service in Scotland, with each court serving a sheriff court district within a sheriffdom, deals with a range of cases including civil cases, equivalent to a county court.