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16 Jan 2020

Misleadingly describing food - restaurant chain received large fine

On Tuesday this week, a leading Italian style restaurant was fined £40,000 for misleadingly describing food, following the admission of the charge at Swansea Magistrates' Court last year.The dish in question was the 'Aragosta e Gamberoni' ...

15 Jan 2020

Gambling - GAMSTOP to become mandatory for online Operators from March

The Gambling Commission have announced that all online gambling operators must participate in the free multi-operator self-exclusion scheme GAMSTOP by 31st March 2020.The scheme that has been developed for the online sector will allow consumers ...

14 Jan 2020

Drinkaware Nightlife Crew expands to Essex

In November 2019, Drinkaware (an independent alcohol education charity) relaunched its Drinkaware Crew scheme with a new name - Nightlife Crew.The first local areas to sign up for Nightlife Crew were Hackney and Cardiff and it has just been repo...

14 Jan 2020

John Gaunt & Partners team up with Propel

We are delighted to announce our link up with Propel Hospitality to provide a monthly legal briefing.Propel is the leading source for industry news with a huge daily readership of industry decision makers and regularly includes exclusive comment...

14 Jan 2020

Gambling - Commission announce credit card ban

The Gambling Commission have announced this morning a ban on the use of credit cards in all forms of land-based and online gambling. .  This has been on the horizon for some time and was referenced in the Commission’s review of online g...

13 Jan 2020

Redbridge to introduce Late Night Levy

At an extraordinary meeting of the Licensing Committee on Thursday (9th January) evening, the motion to introduce a late night levy was passed.The levy, which is expected to be introduced on 1st May, will apply to all premises licensed to sell a...