Applications go through a 28 day consultation period. This includes applications to renew or change a licence.
We will ask local residents, businesses and council officers if they have any objections to the application. If no objections are made, we will send you your licence.
When objections are made, we send them to you and ask you to comment on them. We then discuss your application in a monthly panel meeting. We will either:
- give you permission for the licence to go ahead
- give you permission but make amendments to your licence – for example a smaller number of chairs
- reject the licence application
If your application is rejected, we will contact you to arrange a refund of £45 per chair. The rest of the fee is non-refundable.
If the application is rejected or you are not satisfied with the conditions of the licence, you can contact the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators for further advice.