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


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...

Landmark ruling to impact on fees?

Judgement capable of ensuring charges cannot exceed costs IT’S not very often the bureaucrats in Brussels devise legislation that could actually ease the financial burdens...

Scots top restaurant tax probe list

MORE Scottish restaurants are being investigated for tax evasion than elsewhere in the UK. A team set up by HMRC to investigate restaurants and takeaways...

Not appearing as billed?

AS the fourth piece of alcohol licensing legislation to be drafted in nine years, there were high hopes for the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill.

Trade is entitled to a fair hearing

Is it right for boards to consider pending charges before guilt is established? IN the last issue of SLTN solicitor Stephen McGowan deconstructed the suggestion...

LP links up with law firm

LEGAL firm Lindsays has launched a new licensing service for members of buying group LP Pub Company. The new deal means members of LP Pub...

Know what your licence permits

Even small tweaks to a venue have to be in the operating plan

Beer tent ‘ban’ is tip of the iceberg

Campaign to prevent children’s ‘exposure’ to alcohol continues .
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PLH history must not be repeated

Huge backlog of applications seen in 2009 must be avoided

New proposals fail to cheer

Legal agents lament influence of health lobby on new consultation IT’S been two months since the Scottish Government stunned the trade with its latest proposals...