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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

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Ready to open your bar or a bottle store?

So, you have finally decided to open a new bar or a bottle store with the aim of creating more job opportunities and helping the economic recovery post Covid19 lockdown. This article focuses on the importance of completing a thorough due diligence before you purchase the property or sign a lease agreement. This article also highlights issues that new applicants, as well as existing licensees, are facing in terms of application processing times post Covid19 lockdown.
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.
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