Licensing

02 May 2018

Licensing - Royal Wedding - Update

Parliament has now approved the draft Order which serves to extend licensing hours on the occasion of the forthcoming Royal  Wedding.As previously reported, the Order allows licensed premises in England and Wales to open for an extra t...

27 Apr 2018

Permission granted to Judicially Review Sheffield's SEV policy.

We have previously reported on the legal actions of Irene Gladdison and the 'Time's Up for Strip Clubs' coalition against Sheffield City Council.Ms. Gladdison, who has been supported financially through the Crowd Justice platform, has now been g...

25 Apr 2018

Changes to Cumulative Impact Areas

The concept of Cumulative Impact Areas has been around for many years. In brief, they were often brought in by licensing authorities through their licensing policies where there was evidence to show that the number or density of licensed premises ...

25 Apr 2018

New s.182 Guidance Published

The Home Office have now published the latest version of the ‘s. 182’ Guidance.This Guidance is directed to licensing authorities on the discharge of their functions under the 2003 Act. The new Guidance takes immediate effect ...

03 Apr 2018

Scotland: Licensing immigration changes

The draft Immigration (Alcohol Licensing and Late Hours Catering) (Scotland) Regulations 2018 has now been issued and will come into force 21 days after they are made, a date which itself is yet to be determined.Material changes to the Lice...

26 Mar 2018

Draft Licensing Act 2003 (Royal Wedding Licensing Hours) 2018

The draft Licensing Act 2003 (Royal Wedding Licensing Hours) 2018 has been released and can be found here.As previously reported, the Order will allow licensed premises in England and Wales to open for an extra two hours for licensable activitie...