We are advisors to restaurant chains, other major retail groups and the Northern Ireland Federation of Registered Clubs.

Maura McKay

Bernadette McCloskey

Our liquor licensing department is regarded by Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession as the leader in Northern Ireland in this field. Maura McKay is cited as a leading individual licensing practitioner in Northern Ireland and is praised for her “highly competent and businesslike” approach to licensing work.

Our firm has been involved in consultation with Government on legislative change to liquor licensing and Maura McKay was a member on the Court Service Consultative Team relating to procedural issues.

We advise on all types of licensing:-
– Applications for grant or alterations to pubs, off licences, hotels, restaurants, airports, conference centres and clubs
– Buying and selling pubs and other licenced properties and dealing with employee issues.
– Objections to licensing applications
– Entertainment licence applications and statutory appeals