Legal

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

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...
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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...

Is MUP start of a slippery slope?

If measure crosses finish line, health campaigners won’t stop there By Jack Cummins THE Scottish Government’s long-running struggle to introduce minimum unit pricing (MUP) reached a...
• 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.
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Club licensing was ‘botched’

Bid to create system of greater supervision has fallen short

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...
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Know what your licence permits

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

(Only two) reasons to be cheerful

National Licensing Forum is best platform for future licensing debate TWO elements of the alcohol licensing consultation launched by the Scottish Government just before Christmas...