Hospitality, Licensing and Leisure

Key contact

Morton Fraser Partner David Hossack
David Hossack
David is a highly experienced consultant within our Litigation division based in Edinburgh. 
0131 247 1024

Decisions taken by local licensing authorities can impact on many areas of daily life, from alcohol premises licences to taxis and from scrap metal merchants to market stalls. All of these businesses require a licence to operate legally. If you are finding it tricky working your way through the rules for these licences then we can help.


Benefits we bring to your business

Our highly regarded team of licensing solicitors helps businesses of all sizes progress through the licensing maze to obtain the permissions they require to operate lawfully.

Our team has the experience and expertise to guide you through what is required from licensing authorities. We provide strategic advice as to how best to progress a licence application. First we want to get a real understanding of your business objectives and then to engage with the relevant authorities at any early stage of a project. Whether your project is just beginning, well underway or encountering problems we'll be pleased to help

It is a requirement (under section 20 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005) for those applying for an alcohol premises licence to provide an operating plan, a layout plan and certain certificates along with the application for the licence as well as a disabled access and facilities statement. We also assist clients in applying for personal licences.