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

Bar owner fined £20,000 after beer mix-up leaves man fighting for life – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 8th, 2016 in fines, health & safety, licensed premises, news by tracey

‘A bar owner has been fined £20,000 after a man was left fighting for his life when he was given line cleaner containing caustic soda to drink rather than beer. Spanish TV producer David Caminal, 48, had to have his oesophagus removed after he drank just a small amount of the fluid when it was served by mistake at the New Conservatory, in the centre of Leeds, in July 2014.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th January 2016

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Guidance on the licensing of late night refreshment – Home Office

Posted October 2nd, 2015 in licensed premises, licensing, news by tracey

‘Guidance on late night refreshment licensing including new powers permitting licensing authorities to exempt certain suppliers.’

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Home Office, 1st October 2015

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Travellers in legal victory against JD Wetherspoon after delegates denied pub entry – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 19th, 2015 in damages, gipsies, licensed premises, news, racism by sally

‘Lawyers successfully argue that group of 15 people were discriminated against when they were denied entry to The Coronet pub.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th May 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

R (on the application of Hemming (t/a Simply Pleasure Ltd) and others) (Respondents) v Westminster City Council (Appellant) – Supreme Court

R (on the application of Hemming (t/a Simply Pleasure Ltd) and others) (Respondents) v Westminster City Council (Appellant) [2015] UKSC 25 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 29th April 2015

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

Music dominates High Court copyright disputes – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 18th, 2015 in copyright, licensed premises, licensing, media, news, sport by sally

‘Pubs playing music and showing football matches without permission are the most frequent subject of copyright cases in the High Court, research by City firm RPC has revealed.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 17th February 2015

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

English pubs deemed important to communities to be protected by law – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2015 in licensed premises, news, planning, public interest, regulations by sally

‘Pubs in England listed as important by communities will not be demolished or have their use changed without planning permission under proposed legislation.’

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The Guardian, 26th January 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina (Akin) v Stratford Magistrates’ Court – WLR Daily

Posted December 8th, 2014 in law reports, licensed premises, licensing, local government, police, regulations by sally

Regina (Akin) v Stratford Magistrates’ Court [2014] WLR (D) 518

‘The approach to procedural irregularity in R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, Ex p Jeyeanthan [2000] 1 WLR 345 was applicable to the Licensing Act 2003 and the Licensing Act 2003 (Premises Licences and Club Premises Certificates) Regulations 2005 made thereunder.’

WLR Daily, 2nd December 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

‘Prolific’ thief banned from all London drinking venues for 25 years in first Asbo of its kind – The Independent

Posted October 16th, 2014 in ASBOs, licensed premises, London, news, recidivists, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A man has been banned from every drinking establishment in Greater London for 25 years after admitting numerous thefts.’

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The Independent, 15th October 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Court of Appeal upholds refusal of sexual entertainment venue licence – Local Government Lawyer

Posted February 18th, 2014 in appeals, licensed premises, licensing, local government, news by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision by a council’s licensing sub-committee to refuse to renew a licence for a sexual entertainment venue.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 17th February 2014

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Premier League live football: Pub landlord broke copyright law – BBC News

Posted January 31st, 2014 in copyright, costs, licensed premises, media, news, sport by sally

‘A pub landlord has to pay £65,000 in legal costs for breaching the Premier League’s copyright by showing football matches using a foreign satellite card authorised only for private use.’

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BBC News, 30th January 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bar operator ordered to pay £72k in costs after losing appeal on restrictions – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 14th, 2013 in appeals, costs, licensed premises, local government, news by tracey

“A bar operator has been ordered to pay a local authority £72,000 in legal costs after it lost an appeal over restrictions imposed on its opening hours.”

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Local Government Lawyer, 14th November 2013

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Licensing Act 2003: amended guidance issued under section 182 – Home Office

Posted October 2nd, 2013 in legislation, licensed premises, licensing, press releases by tracey

“Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 provides that the Secretary of State must issue and, from time to time, may revise guidance to licensing authorities on the discharge of their functions under the act. This is the new version of the section 182 guidance issued on 31 October 2012. It contains the explanatory memorandum.

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Home Office, 30th September 2013

Source: www.gov.uk/home-office

Watchdog consults on changes to rules on licensed gambling operators – Local Government Lawyer

Posted September 13th, 2013 in codes of practice, consultations, gambling, licensed premises, licensing, news by tracey

“The Gambling Commission has launched consultations on proposed changes to the rules governing licensed gambling operators.”

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Local Government Lawyer, 12th September 2013

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Newham Council loses fight to stop spread of betting shops as court upholds appeal by Paddy Power – The Independent

Posted June 18th, 2013 in appeals, gambling, licensed premises, local government, news by sally

“A council has accused the Gambling Commission of ‘refusing to act as a regulator’ and called for Government action as it loses its battle to curb the spread of betting shops in poorer areas.”

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The Independent, 17th June 2013

Source: www.independent.co.uk