The legal aspects of running Members Clubs and Sports and Social Clubs are often highly complex. Many people involved in running Clubs do so in their spare time, which they give up willingly for the good of the Club.

However, the improper handling of staff complaints, contractual disputes or other actions can lead to personal liability of members and committees – all this for a position which is often unpaid.

Social Club Law

Social Club Law is a highly specialised area. Sydney Mitchell acts for Clubs all over the country dealing with various day to day issues that affect the running of the Clubs.

Licensing Act Information & Advice

Under the Licensing Act alone there are some 10 offences that a Club Secretary can be prosecuted under. That’s why keeping on top of these areas is vital.  We provide a full back up service for Club Secretaries and Committees.

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Signing up to our newsletter can help you.  If you would like to be placed on the mailing list for future copies please email us at clubs@sydneymitchell.co.uk giving us your full name, club name and address.

Social Club Law Specialists

Most areas of the law as it affects Social Clubs can be handled at these offices. We daily receive enquiries from Clubs all over the country

The primary areas we advise on are:

  • Club dissolutions and formations
  • Member disputes
  • Licensing Act - (all aspects including applications for Club Premises Certificates, variations, challenges, TENs, reviews, premises licences applications etc)
  • Gambling Act -(including permits and gambling licences generally)
  • Employment
  • Training on Licensing / Gambling Law
  • Smoking Legislation
  • Contractual disputes
  • Supplier disputes
  • Bank and Brewery loans
  • Club rules , elections, membership
  • Officers appointment and responsibilities
  • Club formation and constitution
  • Entertainment and copyright e.g. PRS issues
  • Property problems, sales and purchases

We publish an occassional newsletter for Clubs and all those involved in Licensing.  Download your copy here.

To find out more or to talk to us about legal matters involved with running sports and social clubs please use our online contact form and contact us today.

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