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

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...

Any age policy has to be robust

Recent figures reiterated the importance of age verification .

Lawyer named rising star

LICENSING lawyer, and SLTN columnist, Stephen McGowan has been named Rising Star of the Year at the Scottish Legal Awards. McGowan, a director of...

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...

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...
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Policies split on late-night hours

Aberdeen and Glasgow have very different ideas on closing times