For tourists and locals alike, the hotels, pubs, restaurants and clubs across Tayside, Perthshire, Angus and Fife play a key role in making this a popular part of the world to visit, stay and enjoy. But running such licensed businesses can be stressful, with a raft of legislation and strict parameters to comply with.

At Thorntons, we appreciate the unique pressures you often work under when running a licensed business and have a wealth of experience in dealing with all licensing issues for clients. Our specialist Licensing team acts on behalf of a large number of publicans, hoteliers, restaurateurs, nightclub owners and sporting and social clubs. We can advise you on all aspects of licensing, including:

  • Applications for premises and personal licences
  • Applications for off-sales, taxi, public entertainment, later hours catering licences and for specific events where alcohol is sold

We can also represent clients before licensing authorities.

In addition to our specialist licensing team, our Commercial Property team has experience of dealing with all aspects of the acquisition of licensed premises and work closely with our specialists in other disciplines to deliver a comprehensive service to the licensed trade.

With Thorntons offices across the region and our full service available in each office, we are close to your business and on hand to give comprehensive advice.

Our Services

We have a full range of services in Licensing, backed by our team of Expert Lawyers

Commercial Real Estate

Immigration and Visas

Dispute Resolution and Claims

Debt Recovery

Why Thorntons?

A few reasons why our clients
come to us for help


and practical advice and guidance


and experienced team


available across our locations

Meet The Experts

We have a full range of services in Licensing, backed by our team of Expert Lawyers

Our Local Offices

We have offices across Scotland, offering legal advice and property services

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+44(0)1333 314395


+44(0)1241 872683


+44(0)1334 652285


+44(0)1382 229111


+44(0)131 225 8705


+44(0)1307 466886


+44(0)1592 268608


+44(0)1674 673444


+44(0)1738 621212

St Andrews

+44(0)1334 477107

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