We have been recognised as a leading UK law firm in relation to outdoor events and are pleased to provide legal advice to the Association of Festival Organisers and the North Wales Event Group. Members of these organisations benefit from free advice and reduced rates on our services.
Our clients range from large venues providing outdoor rock concerts for ‘A-list’ artists and major folk festivals to battle re-enactments, small village festivals and events. We operate throughout the country and our expertise in event licensing is matched with a solid knowledge of associated issues such as health and safety, fire prevention, noise control, traffic management, special police services agreements and general event planning. Our contacts in the industry include many of the major suppliers and experts in the various areas that are needed to put on a successful show.
We can assist with the whole process of making a licence application, from attendance at pre-planning groups such as Safety Advisory Groups (we were involved in the guidance to Safety Advisory Groups that was published by the Emergency Planning College), through paperwork preparation, negotiation of objections and representation at any hearing that is required. One of our lawyers was successful in obtaining what we believe is the record for the largest premises licence in the country – an area measuring approximately 4 miles long by 3 miles wide.
Our work includes agreements for the use of land or buildings to host concerts, festivals, fetes, corporate entertaining or private parties or the provision of Special Police Services.
We are pleased to work with the Association of Festival Organisers and you will regularly find us at the Annual Conference.