01332 340 211


We provide specialist licensing services to operators and owners of licensed premises.

Our innovative approach to managing your licensing work will help improve processes, save time and significantly reduce legal costs.

Whether you own and run one licensed premise, operate 30 managed off-licences or 5,000 tenanted pubs, ensuring your premises are correctly licensed is critical.

Download signage, forms and checklists for your licensed premises

Mitigate risks in your licensed premises

Personal licence training


About our Licensing team

Flint Bishop has, for many decades, had a specialist licensing team arising from Derby’s proximity to Burton on Trent, which some still refer to as the brewing capital of the world.

This team has grown significantly and is regarded as one of the UK’s most respected Licensing teams.

Our client list includes Heineken UK, Kew Green Hotels (operators of Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza Hotels), Macdonald Hotels, Marston’s Plc and the Youth Hostel Association. We also act for a significant number of smaller operators.

What sets us apart?

We have developed excellent relations with Local Authorities and Police Forces across the country which builds communication bridges in difficult situations. Our ability to quickly respond and resolve issues has meant that we have never permanently lost a licence for a client, no matter how serious the situation has been.

Keeping up to date with legislation and educating and training our clients is our second nature. We will advise you on the steps you will need to take to protect your position.

We invest in our team to ensure they can understand your issues fully. All of our Licensing team are members of the Institute of Licensing, many are holders of the Scottish Personal Licence qualification, an English Personal Licence and the British Institute of Innkeeping’s Designated Premises Supervisor qualification.

Our strategy of putting our clients’ needs at the centre of our thinking and decision-making sets us apart from other law firms. This approach has resulted in a strong reputation for providing quality advice and great value for money.

Services offered by our Licensing team:

  • Applications for new premises licences
  • Applications for variations of premises licences
  • DPS applications
  • Transfers of premises licences
  • Gaming notifications and permits
  • Minor variations of premises licences
  • Licence reviews
  • Licensing prosecutions
  • Pavement licences
  • Marriage licences



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Derby Head Office:
St. Michael’s Court
St. Michael’s Lane
Tel: 01332 340 211
Fax: 01332 207 601
DX: 729320 Derby 24
SRA number: 509657

54, St. John Street
Tel: 01335 342 208
Fax: 01335 342 010
DX: 26834 Ashbourne
SRA number: 511804

Opening Times:
Our offices are open Monday to
Friday between 08:00 & 18:00

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