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

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

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
Glasgow City Chambers

Policies split on late-night hours

Aberdeen and Glasgow have very different ideas on closing times

PLH mess didn’t have to happen

The current renewals uncertainty could easily have been avoided .

Disabilities have to be catered for

A recent legal case has reiterated the importance of accessibility
Scottish parliament

PLH history must not be repeated

Huge backlog of applications seen in 2009 must be avoided

Pricing optimism is entirely misplaced

Despite health arguments, MUP will not reduce harmful drinking

Health’s hysteria on ads is ominous

The anti-alcohol lobby won’t be satisfied until drinkers are pariahs

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