Sunday, June 16, 2019

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...

(Only two) reasons to be cheerful

National Licensing Forum is best platform for future licensing debate TWO elements of the alcohol licensing consultation launched by the Scottish Government just before Christmas...

(Only two) reasons to be cheerful

National Licensing Forum is best platform for future licensing debate TWO elements of the alcohol licensing consultation launched by the Scottish Government just before Christmas...

Edinburgh board sets a new course

Reversal of Sainsbury’s decision indicates a fresh way of thinking IN the past couple of years we’ve seen the health lobby in the ascendant. In the...

‘Cleaning’ condition looks set to sink

Jack Cummins is one of Scotland’s leading licensing lawyers. Every month he writes on licensing law and answers readers’ questions in SLTN. Forum has...

Age policy presents further challenges

Operators are entitled to the same rights under the law as everyone else IF some of the many changes made to licensing law over the...

Brightcrew ruling continues to impact

Judgement that boards must only consider alcohol in decisions has ramifications BACK in May 2010 a ruling from Glasgow Sheriff Court looked set to cause...

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...

Pressure continues to mount on trade

Police and health lobby increasingly intervening in alcohol policy AS the fumes cleared in the wake of the smoking ban a few years back, it...

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...