Licensing Solicitors in Essex and Suffolk


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

Lead Contact

Ian Seeley

Partner, Solicitor

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Meet the team

Efficient and experienced Licensing Lawyers working for you

Working closely with our Commercial Property team, we act for a diverse range of clients, including pubs, nightclubs, restaurants, leisure parks and wedding venues.  Our Licensing Lawyers assist with drawing up premises licence applications, transfer applications or variation applications; and represent our clients before local authority licensing committees on contested applications. We also have experience in representing interested parties on premises licence review applications.

In addition, our team has considerable experience with taxi and private hire licensing, including representing drivers and operators before licensing committees on contested applications and revocation proceedings.

Find out more about our Licensing Solicitors in Essex

Ian Seeley began his career as a trainee solicitor at the Crown Prosecution Service and then moved into the public sector, working on behalf of local authorities and a police force over a period of more than 10 years. In 2007, Ian joined Ellisons from another Suffolk law firm and was promoted to Partner in 2020. He specialises in construction law, regulatory and licensing law as well as general commercial litigation. Ian was promoted to Partner in 2020.

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

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