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Alcohol licensing

Alcohol licensing

We have considerable expertise in all aspects of alcohol licensing and often act for clients seeking to obtain or renew licences, manager’s certificates and temporary authorities for their businesses.

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As well as these services, we regularly carry out other industry specific work including:

  • Representing clients in hearings and appeals regarding licences
  • Providing representation and advice in regard to change of district plans and effects on alcohol licences
  • Change of Local Alcohol Policies (LAPs)
  • The sale and purchase of business and property
  • Advice on all aspects of employment relationships involving alcohol
  • Strategic, policy and practical advice on resource management issues relevant to licensed premises
  • Lease formation and tenancy issues

Read our articles on alcohol licensing

Have You Failed A CPO By Selling, Or Supplying Alcohol To A Minor?

Have you failed a CPO by selling, or supplying alcohol to a minor?

As an alcohol licensing specialist lawyer, I see licensees sign negotiated suspension agreements with the Police on the basis that they have sold alcohol to a minor (an alleged failed CPO). However, this is not as black & white as it seems. The article below provides commentary on s 239(1) and the offences covered by that section.
Come Out Better And Stronger Post COVID-19

Come out better and stronger post COVID-19

It is difficult to stay positive and focused on goals when businesses aren’t operating due to the lockdown but this is the perfect time to evaluate your systems and processes so you can come out better and stronger after COVID-19. This article provides some helpful tips about how you can use the lockdown period effectively, to give your business a competitive edge.
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