Licensing – our approach to fees

In accordance with SRA Transparency Rules 2018, we have provided information below on our approach to fees and service for new licensing applications or varying existing licenses on business premises.

For information about other areas of work not covered by the SRA Transparency Rules 2018 please get in touch.

Our service

We will provide you with a dedicated and experienced legal advisor to help you through this process.  We appreciate the circumstances and requirements for each matter are unique.  The following is a guide only and we are happy to provide a more personalised quote for fees and timescales.


Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as the application fee. We will pay the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.  They include:

  • Application fee (payable to licensing authority) dependant on the rateable value of the premises*
  • Advertising fee dependant on current rates of advertising*
  • Enquiry agent fees to display public notices dependent on local rates*
  • Special delivery fee to serve the application- £5-10 depending on weight and size of application
  • Printing additional copies of plans if necessary, subject to photocopying charges*

*These fees vary depending on the individual premises and where it is located. We will give you an accurate figure for each item as soon as we are able to do so.

How long will my application take?

Matters usually take 8-14 weeks from receipt of full instructions from you. This is based on the application being relatively straightforward and you being able to provide all the necessary documents promptly. If your matter is more complex, for example, if there is substantial opposition from interested parties, or if there is a delay in receiving the documentation or plans then the application may take significantly longer.

Information correct as of December 2018

Get in touch with us

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