Legal | Scottish Licensed Trade News - Part 12

Scottish Licensed Trade News

Watchdog led us a merry dance – VC2

Stirling-based VC2 Brands has hit back at the Portman Group after the watchdog’s complaints panel forced it to rename its flagship product – despite giving …

Policy rethink is not needed

IT’S official: Alcohol Focus Scotland has acknowledged that Scotland’s licensed industry has been subject to a whole series of new licensing legislation …

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 to …

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 …