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17 Oct 2019

Edinburgh - SEV resolution

On Monday (21st October) Edinburgh City Council’s Regulatory Committee will meet to consider the results of their consultation regarding the adoption of SEV provision.It is anticipated that the relevant provisions of the Air Weapons and Li...

11 Oct 2019

Chambers and Partners - They're like buses...

On Wednesday the 2020 Chambers and Partners rankings were published and again John Gaunt & Partners retained their  position as a top ranked firm for Licensing.Like buses, this prestigious recognition follows very soon after the publica...

08 Oct 2019

Scotland - Fireworks - consultation outcome

The Scottish Government has just published the results of its recent consultation on fireworks. The focus of the consultation was on gathering the public's views on the use and regulation of fireworks in Scotland.In total, 16,420 responses were ...

04 Oct 2019

Guidance for tackling under-age gambling in pubs

On Thursday, the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) and UKHospitality jointly published guidance for tackling under-age gambling in pubs.The key principles of the Charter are:To collaborate across the pub sector and with other industr...

04 Oct 2019

British Summer Time ends at 2am Sunday 27 October 2019

A reminder that British Summer Time (or as it may be more properly called Daylight Saving Time) ends at 2am Sunday 27 October 2019. This means that at 2am on that Sunday, the time becomes 1am and premises entitled to trade to 2am or later can enjo...

03 Oct 2019

Licensing: Prevention of Crime and Disorder Objective: London Nightclub Loses its Licence

It has been reported that an exclusive nightclub in London has lost its licence after serious crime and disorder issues.Opium Nightclub, the winner of a “Luxury Lifestyle Award” in the category of Best Luxury Nightclub (London 2019) ...