Doug Simmonds provides a personal service to the Licensed Trade. Whatever your involvement with the
Licensing Act 2003, Doug Simmonds can assist you. We deal with all types of applications, can represent you at hearings & provide a range of training including BIIAB workshops and exams.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions of engaging in Consultancy

To being appointed as your Authorised Agent and in consulting with and advising on any Licensing matters.  To preparing any reports or applications.  To any assistance, guidance or expertise offered either verbally or written.  To any other related matter.

Fees are based on an hourly rate for consultation, preparation and report work and any additional costs such as when you require us to make enquiries, attend as a witness or make applications, including representing you at any subsequent hearings.  Any additional expenses involved are charged at cost and travel is per mile. 

Most work is quoted for a fixed price payable in advance but where other costs build up there may be need for further interim payment.  Final payment is due within 28 days from the invoice date and late payment may involve a further charge.

Application and other fees to third parties will normally be paid directly to them and not through our account.  

Any advice we give you either verbally or by means of document is offered in good faith and without prejudice.  It’s offered on the understanding that it does not guarantee anything, particularly the grant of or change to any Licence if and when the Licensing Authority considers it. The advice and suggestions are for your use in respect of your premises and we retain the right to use them or anything similar in the future.  Our work is redeemable whatever the outcome.

Please note that should you wish to appeal against any decision made by a Licensing Authority it goes to a Magistrates Court and would involve us briefing and you engaging the services of a Solicitor.

All training courses are subject to seperate terms and must be paid in full prior to examination.

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