Bars & Pubs

If you have ever dreamed of opening a pub, we can help turn your dream into reality with expert planning and licensing advice all under one roof..


All nightclubs require planning permission, often alongside other licenses, so let our team of experts help advise you to ensure all your requirements are met.


There are many factors such as opening hours and location that need to be considered prior to opening a restaurant. We will make sure you have everything covered.


Takeaways are notorious for having opposition when it comes to planning, however we have a proven track-record of success so let us help you get yours up and running.

Why choose HLF

Commercial applications can be a lot more complicated than first anticipated. Using previous experience from a wide variety of commercial clients we can predict potential issues and advise on the best strategy to achieving your desired outcome. Setting us apart from other consultancies, we are also able to offer legal services in relation to contract negotiations, employment issues and lease acquisitions.

Which license do I require?

Prior to opening a licenced business there are a number of factors you must consider to establish which planning consents and licenses are required.

Answer the questions below for what you would like your establishment to offer and at the end it will state the consents and licenses required.

Please note this is only a GUIDE and does not include all areas you may require documentation for, such as, should you wish to provide music or other entertainment (other than purely background music) in your venue.

We would always advise working through your business plan with you to ensure everything is in place before you open to stay regulated.

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