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15 Nov 2017

BREAKING NEWS - Scotland – Minimum Pricing Supreme Court dismisses appeal – victory for the Scottish Government

The long running saga over the Scottish Government’s intention to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol of 50p has today been the subject of another key decision.In May 2013, the Court of Session in Edinburgh determined that minimum p...

14 Nov 2017

Old Ten Pound Notes cease to be legal tender on 1st March 2018

Further to our September news article on the introduction of the new Ten pound notes the Bank of England has confirmed that the date at which the ‘old’ paper 10 pound notes will cease to be legal tender is 1st March 2018.Li...

13 Nov 2017

Metropolitan Police - Form 696

Following a special meeting of the London Music Board in September co-hosted by Amy Lamé, the Mayor’s Night Czar, the Metropolitan Police (Met) carried out a full review and consultation of the ‘Form 696’ risk assessment p...

08 Nov 2017

Detail on the Government response to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003

On 4 April 2017, the House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 published its post-legislative scrutiny report some 11 years after the Act came into force.A summary of the Committee’s conclusions and recommendations (over 70...

06 Nov 2017

House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 - Government response

On 4 April 2017, the House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 published its post-legislative scrutiny report some 11 years after the Act came into force.A summary of the Committee’s conclusions and recommendations (over 70...

02 Nov 2017

Chambers and Partners 2018 - John Gaunt & Partners 'top ranked' accolade

Today has seen the publication of the latest edition of the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession.  Four partners are particularly mentioned and we are again top-ranked for licensing outside London (which has a separate section).See https:...