Premises Licence

20 Jun 2017

School's Out For Summer

As we approach the end of June , it is a timely reminder that  it is that time of year when both GCSE and A-level exams are finishing across the country.Many of those having taken exams will be celebrating the end of a long and gruelling fe...

20 Jun 2017

Trading on Christmas Day - Parliamentary briefing paper

This short Commons Library briefing paper (just post election ‘purdah’ released) provides an outline of the main provisions of the Christmas Day (Trading) Act 2004 and a summary of the background to the Act. It also outlines the positi...

15 Jun 2017

Lap dancing clubs: licensing issues - Parliamentary briefing paper issued

This Parliamentary Library Briefing Paper looks at the licensing requirements for lap dancing clubs (sex entertainment venues).The Policing and Crime Act 2009 reclassified lap dancing clubs as sexual entertainment venues and gave local...

14 Jun 2017

Scotland - Edinburgh Licensing Board Last Lodging Dates: Aug 2017 - Jun 2018

The Edinburgh Licensing Board has recently updated on Board hearing dates and the last lodging dates to meet those Boards. These dates are subject to confirmation at the next Board meeting.Please see below: Board Meeting Date...

13 Jun 2017

Gambling - Bingo in Pubs - The final chapter?

Following our earlier updates regarding the matter of Greene King –v- Gambling Commission.A copy of the approved Judgment is now available on the BAILII database and can be read here.  The Court of Appeal Judgement makes interesting r...

07 Jun 2017

National Licensing Week – 19 – 23 June 2017

The 19 – 23 June marks  the second National Licensing Week. This is a series of events around the country promoted and coordinated by the Institute of Licensing (IoL), aimed at highlighting the importance of licensing in all different a...