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Licensing, Planning and Regulatory Consultants in Manchester

From 1st April 2017, Richard Williams (Licensing Solicitor) is a partner at Joelson, 30 Portland Place, London W1B 1LZ. LR Law no longer operates as a law firm and is not SRA regulated. This website is maintained for information purposes.

Richard continues to practice at Joelson as a licensing and gambling lawyer in the North West, London and nationally and he can be contacted on 020 7580 5721 or by e-mail

Richard Williams

What Our Clients Say...

"Richard Williams leads the practice and handles a wide range of matters, including traditional alcohol and gambling mandates, firearms licensing issues for Lancashire Constabulary and private individuals. Of his courtroom performances, one observer remarks: "His preparation and knowledge of the subject is fantastic and he also has a particularly quick analytical brain which is lethal during his cross-examination."
LR Law is our only choice when it comes to planning and licensing issues. Excellent, efficient service with positive outcome all at very reasonable prices."

Dixy Chicken

"Fast, friendly and efficient. We would definitely use LR Law in further projects."


"The nature and complexity of our businesses makes our licensing requirements equally complex and constantly changing - this is made considerably easier for us by the professional and personable support of the team at LR Law."

Victoria Chop House Co Ltd

"Richard and Steven have over many years provided (and continue to provide) excellent service and support on all licensing and ancillary matters. They are always professional, courteous and approachable at all times. I would strongly recommend Richard to any organisation or individual seeking the very best legal service and advice."

Joseph Holt Brewery

"An excellent team with a wealth of experience and practical help."

Frederic Robinson Ltd

"Always received reassuringly honest and helpful advice without jargon."

University of Salford

"We have always been impressed with the speed of service and dedication afforded to our requirements."

Director - Lon UK Ltd

"May I take this opportunity to thank your firm for its excellent efficient service – our feedback on your firm is fast, efficient, easy, no hassle & prompt"

Castle Bell News, Ruthin

"The real substance was your meticulously planned and well detailed arguments backed up by impressive expert evidence provided by the team"

Festival No6, Portmeirion

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More About LR Law Licensing Consultancy...

If you’re thinking of acquiring a business which holds a Premises Licence, we can help you avoid the legal pitfalls along the way. We will undertake due diligence to ensure that the Licence is valid and that there are no onerous conditions. Following your acquisition, we will arrange for the Licence to be transferred and for the DPS to be varied.

For new business startups, we offer a flexible approach to fees – we have a fixed fee scale based on the rateable value of the site. We offer a comprehensive package for new Premises Licence applicants, including site layout drawings and planning applications.

We offer a free 30 minute consultation (on the telephone or at our office) on any licensing, planning or regulatory matter and in most cases can provide a fixed fee quote within 1 working day.

For emergency licensing advice outside office hours we offer a licensing helpline on 07834 227351.