John Gaunt & Partners

28 Apr 2017

The Neighbourhood Planning Act – Power to the Pub Campaigners?

The Neighbourhood Planning Act received Royal Assent on the 27 April 2017.  We understand this will be brought into effect by the late summer 2017. It was made clear through Pubs Minister Andrew Percy that the Government had “hoped to c...

26 Apr 2017

Days in the Trade

We have always prided ourselves on our proactivity for our clients and often in what may be regarded as innovative ways.With this in mind we are embarking on a programme of our specialist solicitors to spend a “day in the trade” in t...

20 Apr 2017

House of Lords Committee Select Committee on Licensing Act 2003 - Comment

With Government about to enter a period of purdah in anticipation of the general election in June, their response to the Committee report will not now be given until sometime after the election.  With Summer recess to commence on 20...

29 Mar 2017

House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 - report imminently due!

The report of House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 is due to be published next Tuesday – 4 April.To remind - this House of Lords Select Committee has been conducting post-legislative scrutiny of the Licensing Act, afte...

23 Feb 2017

British Summer Time (and Easter) - be aware and be prepared!

British Summer Time (BST) (or more properly Daylight Saving Time) starts at 1.00am Sunday 26 March 2017 when 1.00am immediately becomes 2.00am.If you are proposing and are able to trade beyond 1.00am, you need to be aware and have hopefully the ...

22 Feb 2017

Child Sex Exploitation (CSE) Avoidance – a brief

This is an area of increasing concern for society - but also for the leisure and hospitality industry in particular.We are seeing increased attention (including ‘test purchasing’) being given to operators by the authorities who expec...