Sunday, April 21, 2019


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

Tenants’ dismay at pubco response

The UK Government last week disappointed pub tenants campaigning for sweeping reform of the pubco model. In its response to the latest report by the Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) committee, which has been carrying out a long-running enquiry into pubcos, the government ruled out removing the beer tie.

Make sure your age policy adds up

Signage and staff training essential ahead of ‘challenge 25’ implementation THE trade will be obliged to operate an ‘age verification policy’ from October 1, when...

Trade deserves seat at the table

Licensing group needs representatives from all sides By Jack Cummins “HEALTH specialists angered at being left off licensing hours review” – it’s the sort of newspaper...

It’s time to ditch ‘duty to trade’

Consultation to update board guidance is long overdue .

Health report is unfair to boards

New publication is a ‘fundamental attack’ on the licensing system By Jack Cummins EARLIER this year, Edinburgh licensing board came under fire following decisions to grant...

Look ahead by looking back

A 1979 case might give a glimpse into how ‘fit and proper’ will work THE return of the ‘fit and proper person’ to licensing law...

Pricing optimism is entirely misplaced

Despite health arguments, MUP will not reduce harmful drinking
Glasgow City Chambers

Policies split on late-night hours

Aberdeen and Glasgow have very different ideas on closing times

Health report was far from definitive

Recent publication from AFS was well put together but flawed “A STATEMENT of the bleedin’ obvious” – that was a short and simple ‘tweet’ verdict...

Operators face notification ‘maze’

Refresher training documentation required by boards varies wildly.
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -