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

End of the road for forecourt ‘ban’?

by Jack Cummins Latest consultation addressed issue of licensing shops at petrol garages MANY licensed premises attract motorists but the Scottish Government, backed by some licensing...

‘Passive drinking’ is a step too far

Health lobby attempts to draw children into debate is just hysteria

There’s no sense to ad ban calls

Arguments to ban alcohol advertising are based on flawed logic A COUPLE of weeks ago a report by a ‘virtual expert group’ published by Alcohol...

More trade regulation on the horizon?

There's been no shortage of regulation heaped on the trade in the past 18 months. From the 2005 licensing Act taking effect in September 2009 to the more recent Alcohol and Criminal Justice and Licensing Acts. The raft of legislative changes has brought confusion.

Court action likely on licence cap policy

Almost three years since it came into effect, the 2005 Act is still sparking controversy, as the debate over Edinburgh’s overprovision policy shows. CONTROVERSY...

Stakes high in playing with fire

THE recent conclusions of the Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) into the Rosepark Care Home fire disaster in Lanarkshire gave a timely reminder to operators...

LP links up with law firm

LEGAL firm Lindsays has launched a new licensing service for members of buying group LP Pub Company. The new deal means members of LP Pub...

‘Interim recall’ needs revisited

Current situation in Glasgow sheds light on a weakness in legislation It’s impossible to recall a licensing ruling that has generated so much controversy. A couple...
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Club licensing was ‘botched’

Bid to create system of greater supervision has fallen short

Responsibility levy is a ‘nonsense’ tax

Long-mooted power could be the last straw for some operators The word “alcohol” appeared only once in the SNP’s pre-election manifesto (in the context of...

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