Licensing Law Frequently Asked Questions
What we’re asked the most.
Griffin Solicitors have many years experience dealing with legal issues surrounding licensing law. Please browse our FAQs below or contact us directly with any queries you may have.
How long does it take?
Licensing law is composed of very many different specific applications, mostly in the District Court but some in the Circuit Court. Some applications (like extensions to licences) take place in a matter of days or weeks. Other applications (such as restoration of a licence) will take months. In many cases the application will have to be advertised in a local or national newspaper at least 28 days before the hearing date. The Gardai and fire officer normally be notice parties. They may look for adjournments of the application until certain matters are attended to. Having said that most licensing applications are heard within 6 to 8 weeks of application first being made to court.
How much does a licensing application cost?
Licensing law is composed of very many different specific applications, mostly in the District Court but some in the Circuit Court. The cost depends on the type of application being made. Counsel`s fees make up a considerable amount of the cost of the work. It is the practise of Griffin Solicitors not to take on your business without setting out in writing all the costs of the application and agreeing same with you.
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If you have some unanswered questions please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you with your query.
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