Areas of work include:

Alcohol & entertainment licensing

Premises licence * Personal licence * Door supervisors

Taxi & Private Hire licensing

Licensing committee hearings

Licensing review hearings

Licensing appeals

Pre-application advice

How to object to an application

Complaining about licensed premises

Ian was previously head of a local authority legal department, with “hands on” experience of running a licensing team, and his current self-employed practice reflects this local government experience.  Ian advised local authorities extensively on the implementation of the Licensing Act 2003 and now regularly appears both for and against  licensing authorities at appeals and review hearings, on alcohol/entertainment matters and in hackney carriage/private hire cases.

Ian undertakes a wide range of direct access work (usually for a fixed fee), as well as accepting instructions from solicitors.  Ian is available to provide advice, draft documents and attend hearings at all levels of courts, tribunals and appeal panels, throughout England & Wales.



General enquiries FROM £275

Advice to residents/objectors on grounds for objection/review and process £550

Representation for applicant or objector at council licensing committee from £650 + travel fee

Clerking licensing committee hearing from £650 + travel fee

Advice on appeal £550

Licensing directions hearing £650 + travel fee

Representing applicant/objector at magistrates’ licensing appeal hearing from £1200 + travel fee

While these fees apply to most licensing cases, a higher fee may apply to more complex or lengthy matters.  There are no additional solicitors fees to be incurred—your contract is directly with an experienced licensing barrister.

To obtain a quotation for any licensing matter, please contact Ian Jones directly

Ian Jones’ contact details are:


Holbrook Chambers

PO Box 9327

Leicester LE21 3EL



Tel: 07771 961 962    Fax: 0116 312 0180



For advice or representation at your hearing

and for all licensing enquiries

Contact Ian Jones (email preferred):


Tel:  07771 961 962    Fax:  0116 312 0180



Ian Jones attends hearings throughout England & Wales

Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Bury St. Edmunds, Cambridge, Cardiff, Coventry, Derby, Exeter, Gloucester, Guildford, Hereford, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Reading, St. Albans, Sheffield, Shrewsbury, Southampton, Stratford, Taunton, Warwick, Watford, Worcester, York

Main local appeal venues:

Ian Jones attends licensing hearings across England & Wales, including:

Within the London area, venues include:
Harrow, Uxbridge, Hounslow, Staines, Slough, Windsor, Wembley, Ealing, Richmond, Kingston upon Thames, Hammersmith, Barnet, Hatfield, Finchley, Muswell Hill, Islington, Westminster, Sutton, Croydon, Bromley, Camden, Hackney, Greenwich, Lewisham, Woolwich, Dartford, Barking, Romford, Hertford, Harlow, Luton, Stevenage

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Ian H. Jones, MA (Oxon.), Barrister

Direct legal advice and representation

Ian Jones is a barrister with 20 years’ experience in licensing law.  His areas of expertise include education, licensing and housing law, planning and land disputes, church law and matters relating to local government.



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