Monday, July 13, 2020
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Advice and opinions from one of Scotland’s leading licensing lawyers, Jack Cummins

Trade braced for further reform

Increased regulation and bureaucracy putting pressure on operators, lawyers say SCOTLAND’S licensed trade is facing its third piece of legislation since the 2005 Act came...

Any age policy has to be robust

Recent figures reiterated the importance of age verification .

An eye for detail aids compliance

Regular checks offer pitfall protection, lawyers say No publican wants to get on the wrong side of their local licensing board, but the sheer volume...

Coronavirus: Hurdles ahead on trade’s path to reopening

The answers to these questions will play a pivotal role in the survival of thousands of hospitality businesses. When will the lockdown measures be eased? How can the trade viably adapt to social distancing challenges – and what are the regulatory obstacles?

Brightcrew ruling continues to impact

Judgement that boards must only consider alcohol in decisions has ramifications BACK in May 2010 a ruling from Glasgow Sheriff Court looked set to cause...

There’s no sense to ad ban calls

Arguments to ban alcohol advertising are based on flawed logic A COUPLE of weeks ago a report by a ‘virtual expert group’ published by Alcohol...
Glasgow City Chambers

Policies split on late-night hours

Aberdeen and Glasgow have very different ideas on closing times

Overprovision back in spotlight

Boards look set to retain powers to handle issue at local level HOW do you solve a problem like overprovision? At last September’s national conference...

Beer tent ‘ban’ is tip of the iceberg

Campaign to prevent children’s ‘exposure’ to alcohol continues .

Is there even more legislation ahead?

The Scottish Government’s alcohol strategy is due to be refreshed later this year and, with a new legislative programme due to be set out...