Training provider links with law firm on licence application service

Paul Chase

CPL Training, the Birkenhead-based hospitality-based training and development company, is set to offer a new premises licence application service with UK law firm TLT.

The licensing package, which has been tailored to meet the needs and resources of small and medium-sized operators, will provide clients with access to a major UK licensing law firm and comes into immediate effect.

The agreement will see TLT deliver a variety of licensing services on behalf of CPL, including applications for new premises licences (including attendance at hearings), minor and major variations, reviews, appeals and interviews under caution.

Paul Chase, head of licensing at CPL Training, said: “We are delighted that leading licensing law firm TLT has agreed to make the full range of premises licence applications on our behalf.

“As part of the agreement, TLT is embedding an experienced licensing practitioner at our Birkenhead offices to ensure a seamless service can be provided for our clients.

“Our new package and relationship with TLT will enhance the professionalism of our licensing services and make expert advice more accessible to small and medium-sized operators.”

TLT is based in Bristol, but operates several offices, including a Manchester location.

Matthew Phipps, partner and head of TLT’s licensing team in England & Wales, said: “Licensing is crucial to running a successful hospitality or retail business, but is often challenging to navigate, especially as the industry adapts to changing market conditions and new regulation.

“We have built one of the leading licensing practices in the UK and are pleased to be working with CPL Training to offer its clients this invaluable and comprehensive service.”