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You should now have received a membership reminder email advising you to either renew online or to email us depending on your membership type. 

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Membership is available to people and organisations in the categories detailed below. Membership runs from the 1st April until the 31st March, annually.


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Associate (open to any person with an interest in licensing), Individual (minimum knowledge and experience requirement).

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As a member of the IoL this forum can be used to discuss licensing issues with other IoL members. Post a question to ask others advice, or add your opinion in order to help fellow members.

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Benefits of being an IoL member include discounted training course fees, full IoL website together with access to a large resource area, free copies of IoL's Journal, discounted publications and partner discounts.

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Francis Taylor Building is recognised by the independent legal directories as the leading set of barristers in the field of licensing. We advise and represent clients throughout the public and private sectors including local authorities, police forces, resident groups as well as the leading commercial operators and small businesses. Our objective is to provide an outstanding, modern, accessible and cost-effective service to all our clients whoever they may be.

The experience and depth of our team of QC’s and junior barristers is second to none. Our work covers alcohol, entertainment, betting and gaming (real and remote), sex establishments, taxis, firearms, street trading and SIA. Members have appeared in most of the leading licensing cases and edit the most important textbooks and journals including Paterson’s, Halsbury’s, Licensing Review and the Journal of Licensing. Our barristers appear around the United Kingdom at all levels of tribunal from licensing sub-committees through to the Supreme Court and in related criminal proceedings.

We are regularly instructed by the leading firms of solicitors and in-house lawyers and can also accept instructions directly from the public and trade.

FTB members will offer Institute of Licensing members a 10% reduction on their normal fees*.

An exclusive 15% discount is available for Institute of Licensing members (IoL). (*This offer is limited to one instruction of chambers per instructing individual, firm or organisation. Fees must be agreed with Chambers' Clerks at the time of instructing).




Paterson's Licensing Acts 2021

Paterson's is the definitive reference work on licensing law in England and Wales, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date source for practitioners. In one volume, it gives a detailed and clear analysis of new and forthcoming changes in licensing law and incorporates all relevant legislation, regulations, orders, standard forms and precedents.

The Coronavirus pandemic has transformed the licensing landscape more radically than any other event since the first edition of Paterson’s hit the press in 1872.

The 2021 edition of Paterson’s Licensing Acts includes:

  • detailed analysis of the recent COVID-19 legislation and its effects particularly remote hearings and licence reviews
  • the experience of the National Assembly for Wales with its ground-breaking establishment of a minimum price for alcohol within the devolved jurisdiction
  • the latest cases on costs in licensing matters, including orders made against non-parties to the proceedings
  • the usual comprehensive and authoritative analysis of all licensing legislation, from alcohol & entertainment to gambling, from taxis and PHVs to sexual entertainment venues

This authoritative work provides a summary of the major changes in the licensing laws of England and Wales over the past 12 months. The accompanying CD-ROM is an easy-to-search version of the book, which also features historical materials no longer included in the print copy.

An exclusive 15% discount is available for Institute of Licensing members (IoL).


General Editors: Jeremy Phillips QC, Gerald Gouriet QC, Simon Mehigan QC and The Hon-ourable Sir John Saunders

Consulting Editors: David Wilson, Gary Grant, Charles Holland, Leo Charalambides, Sarah Clover and David Lucas

Purchase your discounted copy of Paterson's Licensing Acts 2021



Cornerstone Barristers is a leading licensing set recognised by the legal directories. We are experts in all aspects of licensing law and advocacy, including alcohol, gambling, entertainment, sex and taxi law. We are friendly, approachable and provide outstanding client service.

Our members will offer a 10% discount to Institute of Licensing members. Please quote the code IoL2020 when you call our clerks to instruct one of our members.


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