The only other thing to consider when applying for your Personal Licence is previous convictions. If you have been found guilty of a relevant offence in the past and it is not spent, the police may object to your application and it will need to be heard by the local licensing committee, who will decide whether to grant or refuse it.

Not all convictions are relevant, but even if yours is, it may be considered ‘spent’ for the purpose of your personal licence and would not stop you from getting a licence.

As one of the largest licensing solicitors in the UK, we can help you prepare all the necessary paperwork for your application and if necessary, appear in front of your local committee to give your application the best chance of success.

Details of spent convictions can be found here: Spent Offences


Personal Licence

A licence granted pursuant to s.111 of Licensing Act 2003 by a licensing authority to an individual authorising that person to supply alcohol, or authorise the supply of alcohol, in accordance with the terms of a premises licence.