Stephen McGowan, partner and head of licensing (Scotland) at TLT

The Scottish Wholesale Association has joined forces with licensing legal firm TLT to launch a bespoke licensing hotline service for its members.

This important new service will give wholesalers that are members of the association access to some of the leading licensing lawyers in Scotland including Stephen McGowan, who leads the TLT team, partner Caroline Loudon, legal director Niall Hassard and solicitor Michael McDougall.

Members will receive an initial free consultation with a discounted rate for additional follow-up legal services. Other benefits will include access to a licence health check and TLT licensing seminars.

Stephen McGowan, partner and head of licensing (Scotland) at TLT, said: “Working closely with the Scottish Wholesale Association over the last year has highlighted the many licensing issues facing the industry. Setting up this hotline service will give the association’s members access to our team here at TLT, helping them to quickly and effectively address their licensing issues."

Kate Salmon, executive director of the Scottish Wholesale Association, said: “Partnering with the TLT licensing team in this way brings additional benefits to our members. TLT is recognised as one of the leading licensing practices in Scotland and across the UK, and Stephen and his team will bring much-needed licensing expertise to the table for our members. It is important that members understand how licensing impacts their own licensed retail and catering customers."

The hotline, which is exclusive to members of the Scottish Wholesale Association, can be accessed on 0333 006 1130.