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


Health objective: fit for purpose?

A decade after the new Act one of its foundations is still weak .

Beer tent ‘ban’ is tip of the iceberg

Campaign to prevent children’s ‘exposure’ to alcohol continues .

Any age policy has to be robust

Recent figures reiterated the importance of age verification .

An occasion for the law to change

New moves could help prevent abuse of occasional licences .

When a policy is not allowed to fail

MUP is likely to be hailed a success, whatever the evidence .

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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