Cost of service

Our licensing team has significant experience in representing operators, businesses and individuals in a wide range of licensing matters, with particular emphasis on alcohol and entertainment licensing; and taxi and private hire vehicle matters.

The breadth of applications and advice requirements in this area of law is significant, and we aim to tailor our service to your specific requirements. As such, our fees can range widely depending on specific circumstances. As a general guide, however, please see the table below. The figures exclude application fees payable to licensing authorities. A full list of application fees is available on the website.

A more detailed fee estimate will be provided to you once we have undertaken an initial consultation to understand the scope of work involved and the degree of assistance you require.


Application Fees (excl VAT)
Initial consultation fees Ian Seeley £280 per hour
James King £185 per hour
Application to transfer premises licence Between £350 and £1050
Application to vary premises licence Between £500 and £3500, depending on the nature of the variation sought and whether the application goes before a licensing sub-committee for determination
Premises Licence Application Between £1500 and £3500, depending on extent of work completed by you and whether application goes before a licensing sub-committee for determination
Premises Licence Review Hearing Between £2500 and £7500, depending on the nature and extent of the allegations which have resulted in the review application; and the evidence you have already collated to rebut the allegations
Taxi & private hire vehicle licence hearings Between £1500 and £4000, depending on the nature of the hearing

Areas of specialisation include

  • Premises Licence applications and contested hearings
  • Representation of objectors and interested parties in contested Premises Licence applications and review hearings
  • Appeals against licensing sub-committee decisions concerning Premises Licences
  • Variation applications

How do I get further help?


Our expert Licensing Solicitors in Essex and Suffolk help our clients to negotiate the obstacles encountered in new or existing licensed premises.

If you would  to instruct us or find out more information please call us on 01473 556900, email or complete the contact form below.


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