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

It’s time to bring the laws together

The Scottish Government should hold fire on further licensing legislation until it has tied together the current raft of regulations. Licensing lawyers have argued for...

Know the terms of your licence

Trouble can follow if a licensee moves beyond their operating plan.

Sheriff warning over short-term sanctions

Immediate suspensions may lead to “denial of justice” THE last issue of SLTN reported that Asda had suffered a one-day licence suspension following the sale...

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...
Applications involving small shops often attract residents’ objections.

Board rulings must be based on facts

Decisions founded on speculation will be open to challenge

Is this the end for minimum pricing?

It’s now three years since the Scottish Government’s flagship minimum pricing legislation was passed by the Parliament – and promptly ended up in a...

Trade is entitled to a fair hearing

Is it right for boards to consider pending charges before guilt is established? IN the last issue of SLTN solicitor Stephen McGowan deconstructed the suggestion...

Take care in the transfer window

Operators reopening closed premises must carry out thorough checks A QUESTION from an SLTN reader raises issues of considerable importance to the trade that can’t...

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...

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...