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All memberships expire on 31st March of each year.

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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.


Small (up to 6 named contacts), Medium (up to 12 named contacts) and Large (unlimited named contacts).


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 2024: This authoritative work provides a summary of the major changes in licensing law of England and Wales over the past 12 months. In one volume, it gives a comprehensive analysis of new and forthcoming changes in licensing law and incorporates all relevant legislation, regulations, orders, standard forms and precedents. The accompanying CD replicates the book and features historical materials no longer included in the print copy.

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 (IoL) members.

General Editors: Jeremy Phillips QC, Gerald Gouriet QC and The Honourable Sir John Saunders
Consulting Editors: David Wilson, Gary Grant, Charles Holland, Leo Charalambides, Sarah Clover and David Lucas



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 IoL2024 when you call our clerks to instruct one of our members.


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