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

Glasgow City Chambers

Policies split on late-night hours

Aberdeen and Glasgow have very different ideas on closing times

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...

Beer tent ‘ban’ is tip of the iceberg

Campaign to prevent children’s ‘exposure’ to alcohol continues .

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...

Online delivery is open to risks

Retailers who don’t pursue due diligence can be held accountable Earlier this year I looked at growing concerns over online alcohol orders. It’s claimed the expansion...

Overprovision back in spotlight

Boards look set to retain powers to handle issue at local level HOW do you solve a problem like overprovision? At last September’s national conference...

PLH renewals a ‘sorry mess’

Trade deserved better than a series of broken, quick fixes

Limit is driving the trade to distraction

Some seem to abandon all reason on the subject of drink-driving Drinking and driving: undoubtedly a potential menace to society, but also a subject that...

Health objective: fit for purpose?

A decade after the new Act one of its foundations is still weak .

Age policy presents further challenges

Operators are entitled to the same rights under the law as everyone else IF some of the many changes made to licensing law over the...