Legal | Scottish Licensed Trade News - Part 5

Scottish Licensed Trade News

Industry needs a seat at health table

Alcohol companies shouldn’t be barred from publicly-funded events “Taxpayer pays for international temperance shindig” – Christopher Snowdon from …

Keeping up to speed with employment law

It’s crucial employers have the correct policies and procedures in place, writes employment lawyer David Hoey EMPLOYMENT law continues to grow. In addition …

End of the road for review site case

It was a battle of “David against Goliath” proportions when the owners of a nine-bedroom guest house in Kinlochleven took on the might of an internet …

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 legal …

Legal landslide is burying the trade

It’s become part of the landscape of running a licensed premises in Scotland: when it comes to licensing law, the only constant is change. The Licensing …

How to handle test purchase fall-out

Employers should establish the facts before considering any disciplinary action against an employee, writes employment lawyer Ben Doherty Test purchase …

Price measures not on the level

Latest uproar over drinks pricing reveals a poor grasp of current law When the Scottish Mail on Sunday carried a two-page “special report” under the …

Cafe culture gets tangled up in red

Glasgow’s approach to pavement licensing is increasingly bureaucratic The growth of so-called ‘café-culture’ in Glasgow was a major boost for the city …

Health research beggars belief

Study being used as platform for campaign against licensed premises Fancy accepting an invitation to take part in a research experiment? It simply involves …

‘Interim recall’ needs revisited

Current situation in Glasgow sheds light on a weakness in legislation It’s impossible to recall a licensing ruling that has generated so much controversy. A …