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. Morton's Fraser's highly regarded licensing team can assist you to navigate the rules regarding licences regulating the operation of a wide range of businesses, from liquor licences, to taxis and from scrap metal merchant to market stalls.

Our experienced solicitors advise a wide variety of businesses including hotel chains, drinks producers, sole traders, members' clubs and public bodies, all of which have different licensing needs and require bespoke, practical advice to obtain the permissions they require to operate lawfully. We advise on all aspects of alcohol licensing in Scotland on a daily basis, and very well versed in advising on the licensing regime in terms of the Civic Government (Scotland ) Act 1982.

Benefits we bring to you 

Our team has expertise in providing valued and practical advice to clients in licensing matters from the inception of a project, right through to its completion and beyond. We regularly appear before Licensing Boards and Committees throughout Scotland and are able to advise and deal with appeals to both the Sheriff Court and the Court of Session.