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UK Guide 2023
Northern Ireland Licensing
Band 2

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Provided by A&L Goodbody

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. 

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Licensing - Northern Ireland
Band 2
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, hotel and entertainment sectors, frequently advising on liquor licensing instructions. A&L Goodbody is additionally well placed to advise on gaming matters.

Notable practitioners

Gareth Walls is a key contact.

Work Highlights

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  • A&L Goodbody advised ASDA in relation to alterations of 13 of its supermarket off-licence areas.


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Deirdre St John

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Gareth Walls

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ASDA Stores Limited

Belfast International Convention Centre

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Dalata Hotel Group

Irish Football Association

Jose Cuervo Group

Mitchells & Butlers Plc

Odeon Cinema

TJX Homesense (trading as TK Maxx and Homesense)

The Patterson Group