Why Sintons?


Our team is headed by Partner Sarah Smith, who specialises in all key areas of licensing and gambling law.

We act for a wide variety of clients, both in the leisure industry and outside it, obtaining and maintaining the appropriate permissions they require to allow supply of alcohol, provision of entertainment and late night refreshments; operation of sex establishments and gambling activities.

Our expertise enables us to ensure client’s applications and defences are properly prepared and presented, and the case is sufficiently robust to stand up to scrutiny from Licensing Committees, Appeal Committees, Responsible Bodies and objectors.

We are also regularly involved in consultations with local authorities in developing policy and in training schemes to educate those working within the leisure sector.

Working closely with our Leisure Services, Regulatory and Planning Teams, we offer a bespoke, integrated service, ensuring that by the end of the process the client’s needs have been fully met, allowing them to run their business as quickly and efficiently as possible.

As licensing and gambling issues can often attract media and public attention, we also give guidance on presenting press statements and holding meetings in public forums.

If we can assist you in any way, or if you simply want to discuss any licensing & gambling issue, please contact us at any time.