Mills Selig - Expertise

Mills Selig




Our Licensing team of lawyers and solicitors are recognised market leaders in this area, with detailed knowledge and practical experience of a wide range of licensing applications. Chambers & Partners ranks the Mills Selig Licensing team Band 1.

The department has been involved in many of the significant Court decisions in this area.

Our Licensing Expertise:

  • applications for public houses, hotels, off-licences, restaurants
  • renewals 
  • protection orders and transfers
  • amendments/additions to licence terms
  • objections to applications
  • commercial negotiations/sales and purchases of licences
  • social club applications
  • pharmaceutical applications
  • betting and gaming advice

Notable clients include Wine Inns Limited, Islandbawn Stores and Canal Court Hotel Limited, Newry.


  • successfully advised an objector in opposing the grant of a new supermarket licence in Belfast, which made new law in Northern Ireland
  • acted for Galgorm Manor Hotel in a series of unique court applications to facilitate their multi-million pound spa renovations
  • appeared before Belfast City Council Licensing Committee in relation to contested Entertainment Licence applications
  • advising on necessary protections for liquor licences in insolvency situations 

The Verdict

  • They just do consistently high-quality work and they’re commercially very aware of the market and our requirements
  • They give prompt and very knowledgeable service.
  • The team are top-class. We find them attentive, hands-on and knowledgeable.
  • A younger generation of solicitors with no airs and graces and an informality that sets them apart. A good quality firm that treats you as a person.

Chambers & Partners UK and Legal 500

Our Licensing experts can help

John Kearns
Senior Partner
T: +44(0) 2890 243 878
Maeve Fisher
Senior Associate
T: +44(0) 2890 243 878

Speak to us on +44 (0)28 9024 3878