Tuesday, September 22, 2020
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Legal

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

Alcohol guidelines condemn industry

It’s clear the health lobby doesn’t want people drinking at all There was a time when those who employed the expression ‘anti-alcohol campaigners’ were chided,...

For clubs the devil is in the detail

The rules governing a members’ club are all in its premises licence For over a hundred years, until the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 came into...

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 the Institute of Economic Affairs didn’t miss...

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 to the...

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...

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 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...

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 operations are conducted in partnership between...

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 headline...

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 and its economy. Substantial...