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The Licensing (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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1.  A person who intends to make an application for the transfer of a licence shall—N.I.

(a)not more than 6 weeks nor less than 2 weeks before the time of the court sitting at which the application is to be made, cause notice of the application to be published at least once in 2 newspapers circulating in the vicinity of the premises for which the transfer is sought;

(b)not less than 3 weeks before that time, serve notice of the application upon the clerk of petty sessions and at the same time serve a copy of the notice upon—

(i)the sub-divisional commander of the police sub-division in which the premises are situated;

(ii)where the applicant resides in some other police sub-division, upon the sub-divisional commander of that sub-division;

(iii)the district council for the district in which the premises are situated.

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