Judge quashes decision by council to grant planning permission for conversion of pub to residential dwelling over public sector equality duty failings – Local Government Lawyer

‘Sedgemoor District Council was wrong to agree to the conversion of a former pub to a residential dwelling without considering s149 of the Equality Act 2010, and also failed to apply part of its local plan, the High Court has found.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th June 2021

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Public houses and the ACV regime: the latest rulings – Local Government Lawyer

‘Christopher Cant analyses the latest appeal decisions in relation to the listing of pubs as assets of community value, covering issues including the recent past, financial viability and compensation.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 7th May 2021

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Hospitality bosses lose court battle over indoor opening – BBC News

Posted May 4th, 2021 in coronavirus, food, licensed premises, news, regulations by tracey

‘Hospitality bosses have lost a legal challenge for a faster reopening for indoor dining in England.’

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BBC News, 3rd May 2021

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Harvey Tyrrell death: Pub owner jailed over boy’s electrocution death – BBC News

‘A pub owner has been jailed after admitting responsibility for the death of a seven-year-old boy who was electrocuted in a beer garden.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2021

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Older drinkers risk discrimination says charity, after pub refuses to serve man without smartphone – Daily Telegraph

‘Older drinkers are at risk of discrimination in pubs because they do not have smartphones to order food and drinks on an app, a charity has warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th April 2021

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Prosecution sees pub and landlord fined for “sewer abuse” – Local Government Lawyer

Posted March 23rd, 2021 in coronavirus, fines, licensed premises, news, sewerage, waste by sally

‘A pub and its landlord have been fined more than £16,000 for allowing cooking fat and oil to enter a town’s sewer network, in a landmark case brought by Thames Water.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 22nd March 2021

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Harvey Tyrrell death: Electrician cleared over boy’s pub garden electrocution – BBC News

‘An electrician has been cleared of killing a seven-year-old boy who was electrocuted by a set of poorly installed lights in a pub garden.’

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BBC News, 16th February 2021

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UK watchdog investigates chip maker Nvidia’s takeover of Arm – The Independent

Posted January 7th, 2021 in competition, consumer protection, licensed premises, news, takeovers by tracey

‘British regulators are investigating graphics chip maker Nvidia’s $40 billion purchase of chip designer Arm over concerns about its effect on competition.’

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The Independent, 6th January 2021

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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