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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Legal

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

An inconvenient truth for board

Ruling in Aberdeen underlines risks of basing refusals on health REMEMBER the so-called ‘CTN’ retail sector? There was a time when many small businesses made...
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Delivery drama is nothing new

Latest controversy shines light on the murk of Scottish licensing “A FUNDAMENTAL game changer in licensing regulation terms” – that was the dramatic verdict of...

Alcohol requires targeted tactics

Whole-population measures are not the key to tackling problems “WE’RE going to stamp out the sale of super-strength ciders at pocket-money prices” – with three...

No universal ban on free alcohol

Not all promotions are restricted by Scottish Government legislation AS operators devise their strategies to capture a share of the lucrative festive period market while...

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...

Footy booze ban is going nowhere

A recent licence ruling isn’t likely to bring alcohol back to grounds Has Scottish football started a journey towards the return of alcohol to football...

Overprovision is still a minefield

Recent Aldi decision in Dundee serves as a warning to other boards Two years ago, Dundee licensing board carried out an overprovision consultation exercise and...

Family rules are a step backwards

The 2005 Act meant to encourage child-friendly venues. It didn’t “COMPLEX, uncertain, and at times almost unintelligible” – that was the Nicholson Committee’s unflattering view...

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...

It’s time to bring the laws together

The Scottish Government should hold fire on further licensing legislation until it has tied together the current raft of regulations. Licensing lawyers have argued for...