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17 Jan 2017

Scotland - and JG&P!

One week (this week) - three significant new build developments, three hearings before three different Boards – Aberdeen, East Dumbarton and Glasgow – and three different partners in attendance. 

17 Jan 2017

Hartlepool - EMRO to be revisited again?

It may be recalled that in 2013 Hartlepool was the first council to look to adopt an Early Morning Restriction Order (EMRO), only for the attempt to fall away at the eventual hearing which we attended. (Blackpool subsequently followed suit but the...

13 Jan 2017

Changes to copyright laws - calling all operators!

Please bear with us on this (and read on!) – but recently introduced changes to section 72 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 will affect most, if not all, operators and letters of demand for additional licence fees are already i...

11 Jan 2017

Scotland - public health causal link 'required'

We have been alerted to a recent appeal court decision in which the Sheriff determined that a Licensing Board must find a causal link between the application to be determined and a finding that an increase in the availability of alcohol would lead...

11 Jan 2017

Gambling – 10 year club gaming permits, club machine permits and family entertainment centre permits due for renewal

The Commission is now reminding that 10 year club gaming permits, club machine permits and family entertainment centre permits issued under the Gambling Act 2005 will come up for renewal this year and that operators affected will  need to app...

06 Jan 2017

LICENSING PRACTITIONERS AWARD - 9th February 2017

On the 9th February the Award for Licensing Practitioners (Alcohol) Course will be delivered at our offices in Sheffield.  This is a British Institute of Inn Keeping accredited award and is designed to equip those involved in the administrati...