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

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Further controls could hamper trade

Health influence on policies not always best medicine By Jack Cummins AS licensing boards move towards the completion of their new policy statements, which must be...

‘Interim recall’ needs revisited

Current situation in Glasgow sheds light on a weakness in legislation It’s impossible to recall a licensing ruling that has generated so much controversy. A couple...

End of the road for review site case

It was a battle of “David against Goliath” proportions when the owners of a nine-bedroom guest house in Kinlochleven took on the might of...

Is there even more legislation ahead?

The Scottish Government’s alcohol strategy is due to be refreshed later this year and, with a new legislative programme due to be set out...

Policies hold key to board power

Promotion of licensing objectives gives authorities wide-ranging influence ONCE in a while, the courts hand down a judgment that has a profound impact on the...

Trade lost in fog over promo rules

LOCATION, location, location is no longer just the mantra of property tycoons. Since October 1, ‘location’ has gained a particular significance for the Scottish licensed...

Price measures not on the level

Latest uproar over drinks pricing reveals a poor grasp of current law When the Scottish Mail on Sunday carried a two-page “special report” under the headline...

An inconvenient truth for board

Ruling in Aberdeen underlines risks of basing refusals on health REMEMBER the so-called ‘CTN’ retail sector? There was a time when many small businesses made...

Coronavirus lockdown: When an individual’s freedom is at stake the law should not be...

It's the most extraordinary restriction on the liberty of the population: “No person may leave the place where they are living”

Board looks to get tough on licences

Proposals in Dundee seek to reduce number of new premises.