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Coronavirus update

Bakers Solicitors remains open for business and available to support the clients who need us.

Our solicitors are working, our telephone lines are open, and we are determined to ensure it is ‘business as usual’ with minimal disruption.

Technology allows Bakers Solicitors to continue representing clients who face personal difficulties. All our staff members have access to laptops and our staff are well equipped to work remotely. We have invested heavily in IT in recent times, including a state-of-the-art internet-based telephone system and cloud-based software. This enables us to keep disruption to an absolute minimum.

Whilst our offices will remain open, we will, in most cases, conduct client meetings by telephone or video conference. Most importantly we will continue to be available for existing and new clients.

Our family law solicitors are familiar with the recently published guidance from the President of the Family Division and as such will be able to represent clients at court hearings remotely or in person. Our criminal defence solicitors are well-used to video link technology but will also continue to attend police stations and courts in person when needed.

Other Licenses

Our Licensing Department has experience in dealing with other licensing applications including;

  • Application for PSV or HGV Operators Licence
  • Taxi Licensing
  • Taxi Ranks
  • Hackney Carriage
  • Private Hire Vehicle Licence
  • Incidents where there is an applications to remove, suspend or review a licence
  • Animal Boarding Establishments
  • Car Boot Sale Licence
  • Caravans and Camping Sites
  • Collections for Charity
  • Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condenser Notification
  • Dangerous Wild Animals
  • Dog Breeding
  • Door Supervisors Registration
  • Explosives Licence and Fireworks Registration
  • Food Premises Registration
  • Gambling Act 2005 – Lotteries Registration
  • Hairdressers and Barbers Registration
  • Minibus Permit
  • Motor Salvage Operators’ Licence
  • Nursing Agency Registration and Social Care Inspections
  • Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Notification
  • Performing Animals
  • Pet Shops
  • Riding Schools
  • Scrap Metal Dealers Registration
  • Second-hand goods Dealer Registration
  • Street Trading (including Food Hawkers and Mobile Snack Bars)
  • Sunday Trading

Other Premise Licenses

When you are operating under a premises licence there will be occasions when, changes to your premises structure, the way you run your business or changes in your staff will require you to change the conditions of your licence. Example are:

  • You may wish to change the premises licence holder
  • Replace your existing Designated Premises Supervisor
  • Change the hours you wish to operate or
  • Add or remove a licensable activity

To undertake any of the above you can apply for either a transfer, full or minor variation of your licence. These applications can be confusing and often result in the wrong or inadequate information being provided with the application. This can significantly lengthen the process, cost more and impact negatively on your business operations.

Our licensing department understands these complexities and will ensure any application is accurate and contains the required information and supportive documents.


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