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Advice and opinions from one of Scotland’s leading licensing lawyers, Jack Cummins

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Any age policy has to be robust

Recent figures reiterated the importance of age verification .
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An occasion for the law to change

New moves could help prevent abuse of occasional licences .
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When a policy is not allowed to fail

MUP is likely to be hailed a success, whatever the evidence .
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Alcohol levy is a flawed plan

Long-mooted tax is another example of political gouging

It’s time to ditch ‘duty to trade’

Consultation to update board guidance is long overdue .

The door is open to online deliveries

Restaurants and casual dining outlets among the adopters .
If a premises manager’s licence lapses, it could force temporary closure

Don’t run the risk of losing your licence

If a personal licence expires there’s a potential for disaster

The only way is up for minimum price

Architects of MUP will double down when they should fold
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Club licensing was ‘botched’

Bid to create system of greater supervision has fallen short

PLH renewals a ‘sorry mess’

Trade deserved better than a series of broken, quick fixes