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

Pricing optimism is entirely misplaced

Despite health arguments, MUP will not reduce harmful drinking

More legislative twists on horizon

Further changes are expected as the latest Bill heads for the finish line First there was the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, laden with over 30 sets...

Operators face notification ‘maze’

Refresher training documentation required by boards varies wildly.

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 trade...

Stars align to stoke liquor rationing fire

Misunderstanding at the heart of alcohol ‘sales quota’ stories IT was a recipe for a perfect storm. Take a call for a more effective approach...

An occasion for the law to change

New moves could help prevent abuse of occasional licences .

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...

Advice needed on policy

Licensing boards could use some guidance from Holyrood, say lawyers FURTHER guidance from the Scottish Government on licensing policy would help create a fairer and...

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