Solomon Humble are specialist Liquor Licensing and Gaming Lawyers in Adelaide, who have over 25 years of experience in the very complex area of Liquor Licensing and Gaming Law.

Amanda Humble is one of South Australia’s leading and most experienced Liquor and Gaming Lawyers, servicing Adelaide, regional and country South Australia.

Whether you are establishing, buying or selling a Licensed venue it’s important that you are receiving the best possible legal advice and support.

There are many costs involved and we will provide you with an upfront estimate of our fees, and a guide of other expenses and costs that you may have to pay.

Amanda’s vast knowledge and experience can assist you every step of the way.

Our Team is committed to providing you with the highest level of legal support so that your venue is one that you can be confident and proud of.

We pride ourselves in our knowledge, attention to detail, cost effective strategies and our practical approach to legal issues.

Liquor Licensing & Gaming Lawyers

What is a Liquor or Gaming Licence?

In South Australia, a Liquor Licence is required for the sale and supply of liquor to the public. Usually through a venue, it can be sold or supplied and consumed on or off the Licensed Premises.

There are different types of Licences for different types of sale and supply of Liquor:

  • A Pub, Hotel, Club or Bottle Shop
  • Wholesaler, Direct Sale of Liquor, Producers of Alcohol
  • Restaurants
  • Nightclubs & Small Venues
  • Other Special Circumstances that require a particular Licence

Each type of Licence has its own specific requirements and obligations. There are many things that you can and cannot do depending on the type of Licence you have or want to have.

In South Australia, a Gaming Machine Licence is required for the operation of Gaming Machines at Licensed Venues.
The number of entitlements and machines are specified on the Licence and usually run with a Liquor Licence, even though it is its own Licence.

The Licences are strictly regulated through the Liquor Licensing Act and the Gaming Machines Act.

This industry is a people industry, and we want to be a part of it with you.

Thinking of Buying a Business with a Liquor &/or Gaming Licence?

If you are thinking about buying a business that has a Liquor or Gaming Licence then we are here to help.

There are many considerations that go into a decision to become a Licensee.

We can advise you even during your preliminary stages when you may not be sure what would even be involved in buying such a business.

Amanda has a way of explaining a rather complex transaction in language that you will understand.

We can assist in the negotiation of your contract so that the terms and conditions are right for you.

If you have already signed a contract, or once the contract is signed there are many things that must be done and done correctly to make sure that on the day of settlement everything is in place so that you can start you new life as a Licensee.

Our Team can handle all the legal requirements on your behalf, including the all-important transfer of the Liquor or Gaming Licence to you.

Our goal is to protect you and educate you so that there are no “surprises” at the end.

We have got your back, so you can rely on us to get the job done for you.

Liquor Licensing & Gaming Lawyers
Liquor Licensing & Gaming Lawyers

Thinking of Selling your Business with a Liquor &/or Gaming Licence?

If you are thinking about selling your business, then we are here to help.

We can advise you even before you put the business on the market. There are many things that you can do to make sure that everything is legally in order to help you achieve the best possible price.

Many sales can get frustrated or delayed because there are things that should have been done prior to sale that weren’t thought about or attended to.

Amanda has a way of analysing your current legal compliance and explaining what you need to do in a language that you will understand.

We can draft or assist your Hotel Broker or Selling Agent in drafting the Contract of Sale so that the contract terms and conditions result in a completed sale.

If you have already signed a contract, or once the contract is signed there are many things that must be done and done correctly to make sure that there is a smooth transition between you and the Purchaser – and you are able to walk away from the business on the day of settlement.

Our Team can handle all the legal requirements on your behalf, including any outstanding obligations you have to any landlord.

Our goal is to ensure a smooth and easy exit from the business and to make sure that all your legal obligations are met.

You can rely on us to push for an efficient and timely settlement.

Already a Licensee?

Are you a Licensee but want to vary your Licence in some way? It may be that you have renovated the Premises and need to redefine the Licensed Area or you may simply want to extend your trading hours or make some other variation.

There are approvals and applications that are required to allow you to vary your Licence.

We can advise you on the best application to suit the variation you want and attend to all the legal requirements for you.

There are many ways to achieve variations to your Licence, let us show you how.

Liquor Licensing & Gaming Lawyers
Liquor Licensing and Gaming Lawyers

Interested in setting up a New Licence?

Let our Team assist you in the exciting venture of creating your own Licensed Premises.

There are many different types of Licences for the sale and supply of Liquor.

We will help you determine what the best suited Licence is for you and your business model and take you through all the requirements that must be fulfilled.

Whether Liquor or Gaming, there are many approvals, consents, plans, submissions and reports that need to be prepared and provided with any Application for a New Licence.

It is important that all the ground work is done to get the Application just right. We are there to provide you with all the legal guidance and support, so you can achieve the result you want.

Let us help you get a Licence tailored to you needs.

Advice, Compliance and Disputes

Whether you are a Licensee or a Landlord of Licensed Premises, sometimes things don’t quite go to plan.

As Licensee, you may be having compliance issues, difficulties dealing with your Landlord, or you have breached your Licence.

As Landlord you may be having difficulties with the Licensee as Tenant, or they may want to sell their business and request your consent to an Assignment of the Lease or vary the Licence.

It is important that;

  • The Licensee complies with all aspects of the Licence;
  • The Licensee as Tenant and Landlord comply with all aspects of the Lease

It’s important to us that you fully understand all your rights and obligations to avoid conflict, disputes and compliance issues.

We can help you understand what those rights and obligations are, so that with our assistance you’ll have clarity to resolve any issue.

Our expertise in risk assessment and management, strategic planning and conflict resolution will assist you in achieving an outcome that is right for you.

Liquor Licensing & Gaming Lawyers

Call Amanda and her Team today for your obligation free discussion about all your Liquor or Gaming needs

08 8232 3300