Temporary Event Notices

Licensing Lawyers for Temporary Event Notices
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Licensing lawyers for Temporary Event Notices (TENs) – Ince licensing solicitors

As a Premises Licence holder, you may wish to extend your licencable hours and activities to host temporary events such as private parties and comedy clubs, or to collaborate with music festivals and fashion weeks.

Currently, up to 15 temporary event notices (“TENs”) can be applied for in respect of a single premises in one calendar year. The 15 events must not exceed 21 days. There must be at least 24 hours between events and the number of people attending an authorised event must not exceed 499.

A personal licence holder can apply for up to 50 TENs per year, subject to the limit of 15 for a single premises. A person who does not hold a personal licence can also apply for up to 5 TENs per year, subject to various conditions.

The Alcohol Licensing (Coronavirus) (Regulatory Easements) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 have been drafted and laid before Parliament for approval. The draft Regulations increase the current limit of TENs for a single premises from 15 to 20 per annum and the maximum number of days will also increase from 21 to 26 days per annum, for events occurring in 2022 and 2023. This is subject to approval and change. Please see our article, Events following the lifting of restrictions.

Why choose us

Our team of experts have extensive knowledge of the sector and can offer realistic and effective advice and work with you to achieve your objectives.

We are in regular contact with many local authority licensing departments across the UK and work closely with them to ensure temporary events are authorised for our clients with minimal objections. If there is an objection to your event, we will work closely with all parties to agree detailed conditions to ensure your event goes ahead successfully.

Examples of our current and previous work includes:

  • Instructed by exclusive West End nightclub, Chinawhite, where we prepared a temporary event notice plan covering all major events a year in advance.
  • We secured a temporary event notice for an independent café bar on Kensington Park Road for the Notting Hill Carnival.
  • We acted for the Oxford Student Union in relation to extending hours for evenings hosting debating events.
  • We acted for a restaurant premises, located in Mayfair, in applying for their annual allowance of temporary event notices to enable them to show films to customers on specific days, whilst consuming food.
  • We assisted a five-star hotel in successfully applying for a series of temporary event notices to hold a garden party.