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

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Alcohol arguments are a familiar story

Campaigns bear more than a passing resemblance to anti-tobacco tactics
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Know what your licence permits

Even small tweaks to a venue have to be in the operating plan
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Health objective: fit for purpose?

A decade after the new Act one of its foundations is still weak .
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Beer tent ‘ban’ is tip of the iceberg

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

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