About the Sector

Ogier Leman specialise in getting properties licensed for ambitious and expanding pub, hotel and restaurant operators. We have a unique 100% record in getting premises licensed first time round. Our experienced team will advise you around complex Liquor Licensing laws to bring your plans to fruition.

Our Services

  • Advising on the licensing of new premises, at declaratory and certificate stages, including advices on acquiring title to the proposed premises and sourcing the appropriate licence
  • Advising on planning requirements, fire safety requirements and Building Regulation compliance for licensing applications
  • Licensing of Hotels, Distilleries and Breweries
  • Licensing of Restaurants, Bars and Nightclubs
  • Licensing of Supermarkets, Convenience Stores and Off-Licences
  • Specialist advices on the licensing of bespoke and/or unique premises, including cinemas, historic buildings, large entertainment venues
  • Advising on Licence Objections
  • Advising on Occasional Licences for bespoke events, including music festivals and sporting events
  • Advising on ad-interim transfer of licences
  • Advising on the revival of expired licences
  • Advising on the defence of personal injury claims

Our Experience

  • Obtaining a Publican’s Licence for large scale entertainment premises with multi-million euro refurbishment
  • Obtaining a Publican’s Licence for restored bespoke cinema
  • Successfully licensed boutique luxury hotel with publican’s licence
  • Successfully granted publican’s licences for numerous restaurant and bars on first occasion before the Circuit Court
  • Successfully granted theatre licence for prominent city centre cinema
  • Project management of large scale multi-unit licensing projects and successful licensing of units within fixed opening deadlines
  • Advised on development of distilleries across the country
  • Successfully licensed brewery in historic quarter of Dublin city
  • Advised client in acquisition of established restaurant chain
  • Obtained Special Restaurant Licence for conversion of historic grain store on period property
  • Project management of annual licence renewals across Ireland (40+ applications annually)
  • Project management of weekly/monthly special exemption applications for late night venues
  • Successfully defended objections to publican licence renewal brought by public authorities and/or third parties
  • Successfully granted occasional licence for 1000+ person event connected with international sporting fixture
  • Successful revival of liquor licence attaching to premises obtained through Receiver sale

Our Clients

We act for Ireland’s largest entertainment groups and venues. Our client’s include RAI members, distillers, brewers, hoteliers and a countrywide cinema chain.

Your Contact

Maria Edgeworth


T:+ 353 1 639 3000

DDI:+ 353 1 632 3115

Email: ireland@ogier.com