COVID-19 – Enforcing safety guidelines in pubs and other licensed premises – No. 5 Chambers

Posted August 27th, 2020 in coronavirus, health & safety, licensed premises, licensing, news, regulations by sally

‘On the 8th of August 2020, the Local Government Association (“LGA”) called for a new temporary public health or COVID-19 licensing objective to be inserted into the Licensing Act (“LA”) 2003.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 14th August 2020

Source: www.no5.com

Sunday Trading and Outside Service of Food and Drink – 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square

Posted June 18th, 2020 in licensed premises, news, planning, Sunday trading by sally

‘On 6 June 2020, The Times reported plans to suspend Sunday trading laws for a year and give cafés and pubs fast-track approval to serve food and drink outside. Draft legislation is awaited. However, the likely changes are summarised below.’

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4-5 Gray's Inn Square, 8th June 2020

Source: www.4-5.co.uk

The Pendulum Pub Licence Revoked at Summary Review Hearing for Breaking Lockdown Regulations – Francis Taylor Building

Posted June 2nd, 2020 in coronavirus, licensed premises, licensing, news by sally

‘In one of the first cases of its type, The Pendulum pub in Pendeford, Wolverhampton has had its premises licence revoked in summary review proceedings brought by West Midlands Police for breaking the coronavirus lockdown provisions.’

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Francis Taylor Building, 20th May 2020

Source: www.ftbchambers.co.uk

Pub hit with prohibition order “after drinkers found in cellar” – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 14th, 2020 in coronavirus, licensed premises, news by sally

‘A pub landlord who breached coronavirus regulations a reported eight times since the end of March has been served a prohibition notice by North West Leicestershire District Council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th May 2020

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

The Pubs Code and the Crisis in the Hospitality Industry – Falcon Chambers

Posted April 24th, 2020 in chambers articles, coronavirus, licensed premises, news by sally

‘Unfortunately, for both pub tenants and pub landlords, under regulation 4 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 (“the Emergency Regulations”), a person responsible for running a pub (amongst various other types of business) must close any premises (or part thereof) in which food and drink are sold for consumption on those premises during the emergency period defined in regulation 3. Any customers would also breach regulation 6 by leaving the place they were living without reasonable excuse.’

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Falcon Chambers, April 2020

Source: www.falcon-chambers.com

Institute of Licensing issues protocol for licence applications and hearings under Licensing Act 2003 during COVID-19 pandemic – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 7th, 2020 in coronavirus, licensed premises, licensing, local government, news by sally

‘The Institute of Licensing has published a Protocol designed to assist licensing authorities in complying with their obligations and duties under the Licensing Act 2003 during this emergency period.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd April 2020

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Council and police shut pub that held lock in during lockdown – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 3rd, 2020 in coronavirus, emergency powers, enforcement, health, licensed premises, news by sally

‘Ashfield District Council has used its powers working with Nottinghamshire Police to shut a pub under new rules introduced during the COVID-19 outbreak, after the licence holder held a lock in at her pub.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 2nd April 2020

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Man guilty of murdering Widnes pub landlord over ban – BBC News

Posted February 21st, 2020 in licensed premises, murder, news, offensive weapons by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering a landlord who barred him from his pub for “bragging about carrying a knife”.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2020

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Guildford pub bomb inquest family ‘never going to get justice’ – BBC News

‘A woman who lost her soldier sister in the Guildford pub bombings has said her family are “never going to get justice” even though the inquest has resumed.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2019

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Pub becomes first in the UK to lose gaming licence for failing to stop children using machines – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 27th, 2019 in children, gambling, licensed premises, licensing, news by sally

‘A pub has become the first in the UK to lose its gaming licence after it failed to stop children using machines.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th November 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man successfully sues Brewdog for £1,000 after being told beer was only on sale to women – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 19th, 2019 in damages, licensed premises, news, sex discrimination by tracey

‘A drinker won a discrimination case against a popular brewery after he was stopped from buying its women-only beer.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th June 2019

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Pub operator faces £51k fine over advertisement on side of building – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2019 in advertising, fines, licensed premises, news by sally

‘The operator of a pub in Gateshead has been ordered to pay more than £51,000 after ignoring demands to remove an illegal advertisement on his building.’

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The Guardian, 7th February 2019

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Tests see 90% of pubs fail to stop children accessing 18+ gaming machines – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 19th, 2018 in children, gambling, licensed premises, news, statistics by sally

‘Tests on a sample of pubs in England indicate that almost 90% failed to prevent children accessing 18+ gaming machines, the Gambling Commission has revealed.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 16th November 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Couples across UK could soon be allowed to marry outdoors – The Guardian

Posted October 29th, 2018 in licensed premises, licensing, marriage, news by sally

‘Couples could soon be allowed to get married outdoors as part of changes to the 180-year-old laws in an attempt to make the ceremonies more affordable.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Incremental changes to alcohol licensing guidance take effect – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 11th, 2018 in licensed premises, licensing, local government, news by sally

‘Updated guidance setting out how licensing authorities in England and Wales should carry out their duties under the 2003 Licensing Act is now in force, following publication by the Home Office.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 10th May 2018

Source: www.out-law.com

Immigration checks now required for grant of premises licences – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 10th, 2017 in immigration, licensed premises, licensing, news by sally

‘New powers to prevent illegal working in premises that sell alcohol or provide late night refreshment have come into force in England and Wales.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 10th April 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

New powers to tackle illegal working in licensed premises – Home Office

Posted April 7th, 2017 in immigration, licensed premises, licensing, press releases by tracey

‘New powers to prevent illegal working in premises that sell alcohol or provide late night refreshment have come into force in England and Wales today.’

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Home Office, 6th April 2017

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

London borough demands greater powers over “lawless” shisha cafes – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 23rd, 2017 in drug abuse, licensed premises, local government, news, noise, smoking by sally

‘Local authorities must be given more powers to shut down unregulated shisha cafes as loopholes in Government legislation allow venues to reopen “virtually overnight”, Brent Council has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd February 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

‘Targeted’ late night levy for English licensing authorities proposed – OUT-LAW.com

Posted October 3rd, 2016 in licensed premises, local government, news by sally

‘Licensing authorities in England and Wales could be able to target specific streets and areas under proposed reforms to the late night levy, rather than having to impose it on the whole area.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 30th September 2016

Source: www.oput-law.com

The pints of justice? Could courts cases be heard in pubs? – Daily Telegraph

‘Lord Chief Justice appears to agree with calls to have cases heard in hotels and pubs as one in five courts are closed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd February 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk