Tuesday, June 25, 2019


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

More legislative twists on horizon

Further changes are expected as the latest Bill heads for the finish line First there was the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, laden with over 30 sets...

Pricing optimism is entirely misplaced

Despite health arguments, MUP will not reduce harmful drinking

Health research beggars belief

Study being used as platform for campaign against licensed premises Fancy accepting an invitation to take part in a research experiment? It simply involves offering to...
Scottish parliament

PLH history must not be repeated

Huge backlog of applications seen in 2009 must be avoided

Keeping up to speed with employment law

It’s crucial employers have the correct policies and procedures in place, writes employment lawyer David Hoey EMPLOYMENT law continues to grow. In addition to the...

PLH mess didn’t have to happen

The current renewals uncertainty could easily have been avoided .

Tempestuous times ahead for boards

Aberdeen licensing board’s bold policy on overprovision ended up in a ditch a few months ago – and now it seems odds on that...

PLH renewals a ‘sorry mess’

Trade deserved better than a series of broken, quick fixes

Stage set for more drink price drama

Bill will be passed by parliament but policy is certain to be challenged “OH no you can’t!” shout its detractors. “Oh yes we can!” declares...

Overprovision is still a minefield

Recent Aldi decision in Dundee serves as a warning to other boards Two years ago, Dundee licensing board carried out an overprovision consultation exercise and...