Premises Licence

18 Oct 2019

Non-party Cost Orders - In Licensing Appeals

The recent High Court case of Aldemir v Cornwall Council [2019] EWHC 2407 (Admin) is of interest as it dealt with non-party costs orders in a licensing matter – deciding that non-party costs orders can be issued pursuant to s181 Licensing Ac...

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...

29 Aug 2019

Brent Statement of Licensing Policy - 24-Hour City

Brent Council are currently consulting on the introduction of a new statement of licensing policy. The consultation will run until 4th October 2019.The draft includes policies for the introduction of ten cumulative impact zones where street...

01 Aug 2019

The Purple Guide and Website Updated

The Purple Guide provides useful advice when running events for the public and has been recently refreshed and updated.Produced on a Non-Profit basis by the Events Industry Forum (EIF) it is of particular use to those putting on Music events, bu...

22 Jul 2019

Scotland - Consultation on Occasional Licences – Health Board responses

We have previously reported on the consultation undertaken by the Scottish Government on occasional licences which has recently closed - see https://www.john-gaunt.co.uk/news/scotland-consultation-on-occasional-licencesThe Times is reporting tha...

19 Jul 2019

Southwark - Unanimously approve introduction of Late Night Levy

We have previously reported on the progress of a proposed Southwark Late Night Levy Scheme (Levy).  On Wednesday evening (17th July), at a full Council Assembly, Southwark councillors unanimously approved the introduction of a Levy in respect...