Personal Licence

21 Jul 2017

Hemmings - the final reckoning

On 19 July 2017, the Supreme Court handed down a further judgment in the long running Hemmings case. This follows their previous judgment on 29 April 2015.In brief, the case concerns fees charged by Westminster City Council to the respondents ov...

05 Jun 2017

Scotland - personal licences - 'fit and proper'

We have been alerted to a recent Sheriff Court decision (thank you Scott Blair, Terra Firma Chambers) which seems to show that the discretion of the Board on a personal licence application is broad and that a Board is permitted to draw reasonable ...

21 Apr 2017

Scotland - Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 - further provisions coming into force

As we have previously reported, the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 made some changes to the Scottish licensing regime. See our article: 'Scotland - Air Weapon and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015 - Received Royal Assent'.The Air...

05 Apr 2017

Immigration Act 2016 - and licensing - Guidance issued

We refer to our previous news on the impact of the new Immigration Act 2016 on the licensing process.The Home Office has just issued Guidance on the impact, application and enforcement of these provisions which can be found here. The Guid...

29 Mar 2017

House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 - report imminently due!

The report of House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 is due to be published next Tuesday – 4 April.To remind - this House of Lords Select Committee has been conducting post-legislative scrutiny of the Licensing Act, afte...

16 Mar 2017

Licensing - new application forms are coming

The Licensing Act 2003 (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017 (411/2017) have been laid before Parliament today.These Regulations will serve to update and amend various licensing application forms – some 20 in all - to take account of...