Licensing Law




We act for a large number of clients in the licensed trade including hotels, bars, nightclubs, restaurants and off-licences. We cater for all licensing requirements from obtaining new licences to transfer, renewal, sale and purchase of licensed premises.

We also deal extensively in the area of restaurant licensing to include Special Restaurant Licences which are obtained in the Circuit Court and Restaurant Certificates in the District Court.

We are regular features at the District Court licensing lists every Friday during Court term and at the Annual Licensing Court in September.

We advise on the application and renewal of all types of intoxicating liquor licences including:

  • Wine Retailers On and Off licence
  • Beer Retailers On and Off licence
  • Spirit Retailers On and Off licence
  • All Forms of Publican’s License
  • Restaurant Certificates
  • Special Restaurant Licences
  • Hotel Licences
  • Special Exemptions
  • Occasional Licences
Stephen Walsh & Co. Solicitors carried out important licensing work for our Resort at Avon Ri. Their advice and expertise was greatly appreciated. I worked with Stephen on the project and he had an in-depth knowledge of licensing law and was always accessible when we needed him. I would not hesitate to recommend the firm.
Brian McDermott, Director, Avon Ri Resort

Stephen Walsh & Co. Solicitors advised me in relation to a Business Purchase, Corporate Restructure and Financing. I found them to be a dedicated, highly experienced team and able to respond quickly and provide focused advice and representation.  Stephen is hands-on, results-driven and has clear strategies.  His team are heavily focused on client care and ensuring that advice and support is always available.”

Mickael Viljanen , Chapter One Restaurant

“Stephen and his team are very well-versed in dealing with the most complex Licencing matters and are extremely dedicated and meticulous in their preparation and presentation. They are really efficient, if something needs to be done, they do it. They have a real ‘client comes first’ attitude.”

Sinead Fennelly, Kippure Estate

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Call us on 045 881193