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


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

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

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