Frichot & Frichot have extensive experience and expertise in all aspects of Liquor Licensing Law.
We have assisted our clients in securing liquor licences and permits for liquor stores, small bars, hotels, taverns, micro-brewing and wine production facilities, nightclubs and restaurants – including for some of the State’s premier resorts and facilities (Mandoon Estate, Bunker Bay Quay West Resort, Exmouth Novotel, Margaret River Quest, Smiths Beach Resort and Broome Cable Beach Club).
Frichot & Frichot regularly advises and represents licensees in dealings with the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor; acquisition and sale of licensed premises and businesses; extended trading permit applications; alteration and redefinition of licensed premises; removal of licences; applications for new licences; objections to new licences; representation in disciplinary proceedings in the Liquor Commission and prosecutions in the Magistrates Court.
Our Liquor Licensing Law Practice Areas
Licence & Permit Applications
- Public Interest Assessment submissions
- Application Forms
- Consumer Demand evidence
- Local Government (Planning/Health) approvals
- Lease documentation
- Probity and Police checks
- Objections and Police/Health Department/Local Government Interventions
Transfers, Removals & Protection Orders
- Preparation of Sale Contract
- (Stamp) Duty assessment
- Liquor Licence Transfer applications
- Lease documentation
- Settlement of Sale/Purchase
If you already have a liquor licence and wish to move that licence to new premises, we can provide you with advice and assistance in preparing an application for the “Removal” of the licence to the new premises.
We can also provide advice and assistance to landlords, tenants and licensees regarding their options and rights upon the expiry of a lease of licensed premises or the bankruptcy/administration of a licensee, including applications for a Protection Order.
Alterations, Variations and Profit Sharing
Our experienced liquor licensing lawyers can clearly explain and assist you with all aspects of the Alteration, Variation and Profit Sharing application processes, including:
- Profit Sharing Arrangement Approvals
- Alterations to Licensed Premises
- Redefining the Licensed Area at Licensed Premises
- Varying Conditions of Licence
Objections & Noise Complaints
If you have any concerns that a proposed new licence would not be in the public interest, or are experiencing undue disturbance as a result of the operations of existing licensed premises, please contact our experienced staff to discuss the options available to you.
Prosecutions, Infringements and Disciplinary Action
With extensive liquor licensing and criminal law experience, our lawyers can assist you in your response to infringement notices or criminal prosecutions brought under the Liquor Control Act, including:
- Advice on infringements, offences and penalties
- Court representation and advocacy
- Section 95 Disciplinary Action under the Liquor Control Act