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

Lawyer named rising star

LICENSING lawyer, and SLTN columnist, Stephen McGowan has been named Rising Star of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards. McGowan, a director of...
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Pricing won’t cure our alcohol issues

Minimum pricing will penalise everyone without solving the problems
• Refresher training is mandatory for all personal licence holders after five years.

Final call for refresher training

Thousands of licensees are putting their livelihoods at risk by failing to complete personal licence holder refresher training.

The door is open to online deliveries

Restaurants and casual dining outlets among the adopters .

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...

Brightcrew ruling continues to impact

Judgement that boards must only consider alcohol in decisions has ramifications BACK in May 2010 a ruling from Glasgow Sheriff Court looked set to cause...
Several areas are outwith the scope of MUP, including online retailing.

Not all required to comply with MUP

Some sources of alcohol are beyond minimum unit pricing’s reach

Police should stick to remit on alcohol

Officers have adopted wider brief in recent years TRADITIONALLY, the police have always played a central role in a licensing system with a focus on...

It’s time to ditch ‘duty to trade’

Consultation to update board guidance is long overdue .

Family rules are a step backwards

The 2005 Act meant to encourage child-friendly venues. It didn’t “COMPLEX, uncertain, and at times almost unintelligible” – that was the Nicholson Committee’s unflattering view...

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