(i) Overview

Cullen Macleod provides comprehensive and practical advice and services in relation to the complex legal issues surrounding liquor licensing law in Western Australia. We act on behalf of a large range of clients, including large corporations, small specialist liquor stores and family owned businesses.

Our Liquor licensing team combines extensive experience and expertise in commercial law, litigation and regulatory law to provide a full service on all aspects of liquor licensing law, including:

    • Compliance
    • Preparing liquor licence applications, such as applications for:

      o A new licence
      o Transfer of a licence
      o Removal of a licence
      o Alteration/ redefinition of a licensed premises
      o Extended trading permits
      o Preparing Public Interest Assessment submissions

    • Lodging objections to liquor applications
    • Making applications and appeals to the Liquor Commission and Supreme Court of Western Australia
    • Providing advice on, drafting and negotiating agreements for the sale and purchase of liquor licensed premises and businesses
    • Attending to settlement of the sale and purchase of liquor licensed premises and businesses
    • Appearances at the Licensing Authority, at the State Administrative Tribunal and the Supreme Court
    • Leasing
    • Due diligence
    • Management contracts and rights

We have also established a strong working basis with experts such as Town Planners and Health & Environmental Officers, who can assist in providing the best outcome for your liquor licensing applications.

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