Licensing Law

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Licensing Law

Our Licensing team can assist you if you require a Licence or even if you hold an existing Licence and would wish to vary it.


We can assist you if you are planning a new venture which will require a Licence or even if you hold an existing Licence and would wish to vary it.

The licensing regime does not just cover the sale of alcohol but extends to other matters including;

  • Gambling
  • Sporting events
  • Live and recorded music
  • Performances of dance and entertainment
  • Late night refreshment for hot food

Since the enactment of the Licensing Act 2003 it has been for you to decide what elements you would wish for your Licence to include and the hours that you open.

Is your business missing out on opportunities to open for longer or hold different events to improve your profitability?

Our Approach

We aim to have matters resolved where possible without the need for a hearing and have a well established relationship with the responsibility authorities (the Police, Council, Fire Service, Trading Standards).  Sometimes a hearing cannot be avoided and Mr Naghen is a highly experienced Advocate to present your case at a contested hearing.


Please see Our Fees page for a more comprehensive explanation as to costs

Here to Help

Daven Naghen LLB

Dav usually assists local authorities with dealing with licencing applications for premises selling alcohol, providing public entertainment and or hot food at night. He has considerable experience of assisting takeaways and similar such businesses in respect of licences to sell hot food after 11.00pm.

Telephone 01775 722261 or Email:

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Free Wills Month in October

Maples are pleased to announce that they are taking part in Free Wills Month throughout October. If you are aged 55 or over you can make your Will for free and have the opportunity to help one or more of the sponsoring charities in the process. Appointments are limited in number and are allocated on a first come first served basis.

For further details please contact a member of our Wills and Probate Department:-

Jane Mawer-
Jamie Dobbs-
Faye Blair-

Or telephone the office 01775 722261 and ask to speak with one of the team.

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Gemma Mayer LLB

"I would highly recommend Maples Solicitors, especially Gemma Mayer, for any conveyancing work. The level of support and professionalism was excellent at all times. I also felt if I needed to ask or clarify anything that it was not an issue. Buying and selling a house is stressful enough, but Gemma helped me through it step by step."

Anita Toal LLB BA

"I think you are brilliant. You can use my comments above. You are efficient, friendly and quite clearly very good at what you do. Mainly you don’t leave people hanging around too long for." "So easy to talk to her and she understood what I wanted. She put me at ease and I cant thank her enough"

James Turner BA

James Turner was extremely helpful with our buying process. Everything went smoothly. We are very happy with the level of professionalism demonstrated by the office. Highly recommended solicitors. Will definitely do business with them again.

Daven Naghen LLB

"Daven provided an excellent service, from attending the first interview with me to the final court appearance. He filled me full of confidence that he would defend me to which he did and come out with an excellent outcome in view of my position that I had put myself in."

Faye Blair LLB

Faye was excellent, sensitive and acted very well to the time constraints we faced. Great service and dealt with compassion at such sad times made the process less painful very professional.

Jamie Dobbs ACILEx

Over the last forty years I have cause to deal with many law firms both in a personal and professional capacity, including some ‘top’ London Companies. In all of those dealings I have never found anyone as proactive and so willing to offer help and advice as Jamie Dobbs. During the last two years Jamie guided my parents through the completion of Lasting Powers of Attorney. Helped myself with the use of the LPA and recently dealing with Probate and Estate Administration following their death.

Mike Pepper MA

Mike Pepper gave us excellent advice. He was always most helpful and accommodating giving lucid explanations every step of the way. Thank you Mike.

Donna Sandison FCILEx

Donna has been helpful and professional every step of the way during the process. Always on hand to answer any queries and totally professional and friendly at all times.