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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.

  • Personal Licenses

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Personal Licenses

When working in the alcohol trade, whether it be on-licence or off-licence premises, the Personal Licence is an important qualification to possess.

A Personal Licence is issued by the local licensing authority where you live, not where you work. The licence lasts for 10 years and will authorise you to sell, or authorise the sale of, alcohol anywhere in England and Wales.

To obtain a licence you need:

  • To be over 18 years of age
  • Provide a basic Disclosure Certificate
  • Have obtained a recognised licensing qualification* (see below)
  • Have not been convicted of a relevant offence
  • Have not forfeited a Personal Licence in the past 5 years

The licence can be of benefit to anyone working in the licensing trade. It is particularly relevant for those running a licensed premises or with some supervisory responsibilities for example a Bar Manager.

If you intend to be the Designated Premises Supervisor you must possess a Personal Licence before you apply.

With over 15 years expertise in dealing with Personal Licences our Licensing Department offers a fixed price application fee for this service.

* If you require the qualification to apply for a Personal Licence, see our Training/Qualification section. Our Licensing Department can provide a one stop shop to meet all of your needs.

Testimonials


  • "If anyone I know needs a solicitor – I would most definitely recommend Bakers"


  • "It's all thanks to David. I never thought I'd see the day I had my little girl living with me again and I owe my now happy life to him"


  • I would just like to say thank you for everything you have done i know its your job but the way you treated me I can't thank you enough. To you and everyone at Bakers I would just like to say thank you.


  • "I worried about sharing my issues with anyone but found it easy to talk to and listen to anyone and everyone who helped"


  • "Bakers fought my corner all the way. He put me at ease throughout the Police investigation and made me feel like I was not alone."


  • "Tony Dales was really impressive. I never felt like I was dealing with you for the first time. My case was dealt with proper care and passion. I would definitely recommend Bakers Solicitors as I was very impressed"


  • I couldn't have possibly have had a better lawyer than yourself to help me through such an agonising process. You have made the whole experience more palletable.


  • "Just like to thank all who worked on my case and Ian for instructing excellent counsel"


  • "On behalf of the FCA's.. I would like to say how impressed they are with you..the calmness which you bring to the case and also how informed you are on particularly complicated issues from a legal perspective"


  • "I had been told I had little chance of winning my case but David had his own views on this. It was a long case but we won...David knows his stuff and is dedicated to his case and clients"


  • "Kirsten has always given me her all. Thank you!!!"


  • "All the staff at Bakers Solicitors are kind, courteous, proficient and knowledgeable. I wouldn’t think twice of having them represent me or my family or friends"


  • "First class professional service. I would recommend you and would like to thank Kirsten Collings for her excellent job of representing me."

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