Legal | Scottish Licensed Trade News - Part 12

Scottish Licensed Trade News

Whisky scribe pens a new pocket guide

Master of Malt John Lamond’s latest book is a mini-celebration of whisky from around the world AN appreciation of whisky from around the world forms the …

Time for proper appeals to return?

THE remarkable battle between Ayrshire operator Buzzworks and pub giant JD Wetherspoon has spawned a decision that could spell real uncertainty for licensed …

Goalposts to shift again on alcohol

IT was supposed to be a root and branch reform, making licensing law fit for the 21st century. Yet, the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, in operation for just …

Due diligence must offer trade defence

Forthcoming Alcohol Act puts age-restricted sales in spotlight NEW legislation coming in on October 1 puts into stark relief the first commandment in the …

Rulings to impact on legal landscape

Guidance on overprovision and objectives could follow judgements SO far this year the Court of Session has handed down two decisions of immense importance. In …

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 …

Security steps are vital legal defence

London case shows trade can be sued by customers who are attacked on premises. A few years ago, Eddie Tobin, doyen of the Scottish late-night industry, called …

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 …

A case for licence holder defence

A recent legal change reintroduced the concept of vicarious liability to licensing law. Solicitor Caroline Treanor looks at the implications ON December 13, …

No clear end to forecourt debate

Recent judgement on garage licensing was welcome but it may not be the last word IT’S all about just a handful of words A few expressions in the Licensing …

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