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Thursday, March 4, 2021
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Legal

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

New proposals fail to cheer

Legal agents lament influence of health lobby on new consultation IT’S been two months since the Scottish Government stunned the trade with its latest proposals...
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Pricing won’t cure our alcohol issues

Minimum pricing will penalise everyone without solving the problems

Circuit breaker is more like a bomb blast

It may be cutely called a “circuit breaker” but a ban on the sale of alcohol in almost every hospitality setting is more accurately described as the equivalent of dropping an atomic bomb on thousands of businesses across the country

Police should stick to remit on alcohol

Officers have adopted wider brief in recent years TRADITIONALLY, the police have always played a central role in a licensing system with a focus on...

The only way is up for minimum price

Architects of MUP will double down when they should fold

Family rules are a step backwards

The 2005 Act meant to encourage child-friendly venues. It didn’t “COMPLEX, uncertain, and at times almost unintelligible” – that was the Nicholson Committee’s unflattering view...
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Alcohol arguments are a familiar story

Campaigns bear more than a passing resemblance to anti-tobacco tactics

New proposals fail to cheer

Legal agents lament influence of health lobby on new consultation IT’S been two months since the Scottish Government stunned the trade with its latest proposals...
Several areas are outwith the scope of MUP, including online retailing.

Not all required to comply with MUP

Some sources of alcohol are beyond minimum unit pricing’s reach
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Curfew reasons are ‘delusional’

“What fresh hell is this?” Those words of Dorothy Parker, the American novelist, come back to mind as soon as the first minister embarks on a Coronavirus review.