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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...

Food licence cooks up extra expense

ACCORDING to the Scottish Grocers’ Federation, converting to the new licensing system has cost its members £22.4 million – and for some supermarkets, convenience...

Is MUP start of a slippery slope?

If measure crosses finish line, health campaigners won’t stop there By Jack Cummins THE Scottish Government’s long-running struggle to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP) reached a...
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Don’t hesitate to tackle trouble

Recent case is a warning against ‘tardy’ action on legal problems By Jack Cummins From Glasgow Sheriff Court a salutary warning as to the dire consequences...