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


Health objective: fit for purpose?

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

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...

Compliance for Christmas

Licensing lawyers outline potential pitfalls of the festive season and how to avoid them Christmas is the season to be jolly and for most people...

Age policy brings fresh challenges

Implementing scheme on a Saturday will put staff under pressure WHILE a war of words raged round the minimum pricing proposal in the Alcohol Bill,...

Is this the end for minimum pricing?

It’s now three years since the Scottish Government’s flagship minimum pricing legislation was passed by the Parliament – and promptly ended up in a...

End of the road for forecourt ‘ban’?

Latest consultation addressed issue of licensing shops at petrol garages MANY licensed premises attract motorists but the Scottish Government, backed by some licensing boards and...
• 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.

Take care in the transfer window

Operators reopening closed premises must carry out thorough checks A QUESTION from an SLTN reader raises issues of considerable importance to the trade that can’t...

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...
Applications involving small shops often attract residents’ objections.

Board rulings must be based on facts

Decisions founded on speculation will be open to challenge

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