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Dean Wilson's Business Licensing team provides expert advice to entertainment and leisure companies. Specialising in alcohol licensing, we handle all aspects, fostering strong advocacy and positive relationships within the sector.

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In the realm of Business Licensing, our dedicated team at Dean Wilson offers comprehensive advice across various facets, actively collaborating with numerous entities in the entertainment and leisure industry. Our legal experts specialise in alcohol licensing, covering the granting, extension, and variation of licenses, as well as handling licensing reviews and hearings, gaming, and betting licenses. 

With a strong advocacy stance and well established relationships within the sector, we ensure our clients receive informed guidance, facilitating seamless operations within the complex landscape of licensing regulations.

Our team is on hand to advise you on all aspects of licensing and we are currently working with a number of companies in the entertainment and leisure industry. The work our lawyers regularly undertake includes granting, extension and variation of alcohol licences, licensing reviews and hearings, gaming and betting licences.

We are also advocates and have a good working relationship with those involved in this sector.

Nicholas Perkins Dean Wilson

Nicholas Perkins

Partner, Dispute Resolution

Nicholas Perkins Dean Wilson

Nicholas Perkins

Partner, Dispute Resolution

Areas of Specialism

Nicholas is a Partner in our Dispute Resolution team.

Having been admitted as a solicitor in 1982 he has  a wealth of experience and there are few areas of Litigation and Dispute Resolution with which he has not been involved over his long career with the firm be it general contract or building disputes lease renewals equine law or even Admiralty matters 

He has in particular always specialised in Landlord and tenant matters – both residential and commercial – and has a substantial practice advising and acting for letting and managing agents  and their landlord clients locally, and both  in London and throughout the Country 

He is also an acknowledged expert in Liquor Licensing matters for Pubs clubs and restaurants and regularly appears before Licensing committees both locally and  further afield  promoting his client’s applications 

Underpinning all his dealings for his clients is a determination to be efficient and most importantly, cost effective.

Recent Client Matters

  • Acting for a well-known and respected agent in a multi-party dispute and achieving settlement
  • Obtaining  a complicated Premises License for the social areas of a multimillion pound residential development 
  • Successfully defending a Review application brought by the Police seeking to revoke a large Public House’s Premises license.
  • Advising a national chain of letting and estate agents on a review of their legal procedures and documentation


  • Solicitor
  • LLB Hons

Excellent service... Professional, friendly and compassionate.

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