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A&L Goodbody


Band 2Northern IrelandUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

A&L Goodbody has a respected licensing team with an impressive roster of domestic and international clients. The firm handles a breadth of engagements on behalf of clients in the retail, hotels and entertainment sectors, frequently advising on liquor licensing instructions. A&L Goodbody is additionally well placed to advise on gaming matters.


A client appreciates that the lawyers are "very supportive, very quick to help and give you a clear picture."

Work highlights

Advised Dalata Hotel Group on renewing its entertainment licences for its Maldron Belfast City and Clayton Hotel Belfast premises.

Notable practitioners

Gareth Walls is a key contact.

Department Information

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Well-known brands are the mainstay of the department’s work, and we advise on novel, complex legal points where urgent advice can be required particularly relating to the impacts of COVID-19 and the unique challenges posed to retailers by the ever-changing legislative framework.

We have also a number of instructions coming from outside of the jurisdiction including Great Britain, United States of America and even China seeking advice relating to the operation of digitally based technologies in the online gambling sphere. 


Walls, Gareth (Head of Department)

St John, Deirdre


ASDA Stores Limited

Belfast International Convention Centre

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Dalata Hotel Group

Irish Football Association

Jose Cuervo Group

Mitchells & Butlers Plc

Odeon Cinema

The Patterson Group

TJX Homesense (trading as TK Maxx and Homesense)


A&L Goodbody


42-46 Fountain Street

6th Floor


County Antrim



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