James Button & Co provides legal advice in the areas of licensing, environmental health and public health. This includes taxi licensing, premises, club and personal licences under the Licensing Act 2003 (including Temporary Event Notices), street trading, sex establishment licensing and so on. Environmental health includes statutory nuisance, and health and safety, and Public Health includes infectious disease control law.


Legal advice is charged per hour, and Subscribing Authorities will receive a discount on the normal charging rates.


This advice is available for all aspects of environmental and public health, local authority licensing and related matters. This includes:

  •  Case advice on specific matters

  •  Advising Licensing Committees

  •  Appeals in the magistrates' courts

  •  Prosecutions in the magistrates' courts

  •  Drafting and advising on licensing policies

  •  Commenting and advising on any aspect of environmental health, licensing or public health activity.

  •  Representation before Licensing Committee