The gaming, licencing and hospitality industry participants require hard work, good organisation, passion and knowledge of their market to be successful. They should also have a legal firm that understands their unique requirements and we are extremely well equipped to assist in this regard.

Our firm members are involved in a number of peak bodies in respect of these industries.

The scopes of works we can perform include:


  • Application for new venue operator licences.
  • Application for new approvals and for variations to increase the number of gaming machines.
  • Representation in disciplinary proceeding.
  • Review of management agreements.

Liquor Licencing

  • Application for new licences and planning permits.
  • Application for variations of licence conditions or of licence premises classifications.
  • Infringement notices and enquiries concerning licencing prosecutions.
  • Review of club constitutions and rules.
  • Endorsement of licences by owners and mortgagees.
  • Representation in hearings before Liquor Licencing Victoria for applicant and objectors working with specialist counsel.
  • VCAT review applications in respect of decision of the director of Liquor Licencing and planning permit issues working in closely with experienced Town Planners.


  • Purchase and sales by auction or private sale.
  • Structuring for purchases and sales together with accountants.
  • Leasing for hotels and restaurants together with due diligence and other issues.
  • Employment and payroll advice.
  • Food regulation issues.
  • GST and Taxation advice and audit support.
  • Stock control issues.
  • Business recovery and insolvency advice.

If you require any advice or assistance in any of the above please contact Anthony Pointon and David Mazzeo.