“BRIGHTCREW”: the Court of Session ruling that made a major impact on licensing boards’ approach to decisions – making it licensing lawyers’ favourite appeal judgment – and also helped to progress campaigners’ calls for the introduction of sexual entertainment venue (SEV) licensing.
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THE occasional licence: a lifeline for hundreds of businesses trading in outside areas during the pandemic – but also one of the most problematic parts of licensing legislation.