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22 Oct 2019

Northern Ireland - Consultation

Northern Ireland’s Department for Communities has started a consultation on licensing laws within the jurisdiction. The Northern Irish system is currently Court based and has not experienced the similar type of reform which has been und...

21 Oct 2019

Gambling - Commission call for action from Pub sector

We have previously highlighted the  publication of guidance jointly by the BBPA and UKHospitality.This followed a series of test purchase operations carried out in respect of gaming machines in licensed premises.   Working with Lo...

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...

17 Oct 2019

Minimum Unit Pricing - Wales

Today, Wales took a further step towards the establishment of a minimum unit price (MUP) for alcohol.  The Welsh Assembly have laid down for consultation within the Assembly itself The Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (minimum unit p...

17 Oct 2019

Edinburgh - SEV resolution

On Monday (21st October) Edinburgh City Council’s Regulatory Committee will meet to consider the results of their consultation regarding the adoption of SEV provision.It is anticipated that the relevant provisions of the Air Weapons and Li...

11 Oct 2019

Chambers and Partners - They're like buses...

On Wednesday the 2020 Chambers and Partners rankings were published and again John Gaunt & Partners retained their  position as a top ranked firm for Licensing.Like buses, this prestigious recognition follows very soon after the publica...