Pub landlady’s EU case paves way for Premier League rights revolution – The Guardian

Posted February 3rd, 2011 in copyright, EC law, licensed premises, licensing, media, news, sport by sally

“The European Union’s highest court was today advised to rule that EU law does not prohibit pubs showing live Premier League matches from foreign broadcasters, potentially sparking a revolution in the way media sports rights are sold across the continent.”

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The Guardian, 3rd February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina (Hope and Glory Public House Ltd) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court (Westminster City Council intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted January 28th, 2011 in appeals, human rights, law reports, licensed premises, licensing, magistrates by sally

Regina (Hope and Glory Public House Ltd) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court (Westminster City Council intervening) [2011] EWCA Civ 31; [2011] WLR (D) 20

“Although an appeal to a magistrates’ court from the decision of a local authority’s licensing committee was a full rehearing on all the evidence the committee’s decision was a relevant matter to be taken into consideration and should only be reversed if the judge was satisfied that the original decision was wrong.”

WLR Daily, 27th January 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Gun control and ownership laws in the UK – BBC News

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in firearms, licensing, news by sally

“Derrick Bird, who shot dead 12 people in Cumbria, had held a firearms licence for 20 years.”

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BBC News, 2nd November 2010

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Derrick Bird Cumbria killings – gun rules may change – BBC News

Posted November 2nd, 2010 in firearms, licensing, news by sally

“Changes to national firearms licensing have been recommended after a review into the Derrick Bird killings.”

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BBC News, 2nd November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Illegal fertility company owners given suspended prison sentence – The Guardian

Posted October 13th, 2010 in assisted reproduction, embryology, licensing, news, sentencing by sally

“Two men who netted £250,000 after providing women with access to sperm through an illegal fertility company were spared an immediate jail term today.”

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The Guardian, 12th October 2010

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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council v Fidler and others – WLR Daily

Posted October 12th, 2010 in law reports, licensing, taxis by sally

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council v Fidler and others [2010] EWHC 2430 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 244

“The definition of ‘private hire vehicle’ in s 80(1) of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, with its express exclusion of hackney carriages, had to be read into the references to ‘private hire vehicle’ in sections 46(1)(d)(e); and the words ‘hackney carriage’, where they appeared in s 80(1), were not confined to a vehicle licensed as a hackney carriage by the local authority which was seeking to enforce within its own area the provisions of the 1976 Act, but extended to any vehicle licensed as a hackney carriage wherever so licensed. However. it was an offence under s 45 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847 for a hackney carriage licensed in one area to stand or ply for hire in another area where no licence had been granted to either the driver or the vehicle by the licensing authority for that area.”

WLR Daily, 11th October 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Ricky Hatton stripped of boxing licence – BBC News

Posted September 24th, 2010 in drug abuse, licensing, news, sport by sally

“Ricky Hatton has been stripped of his licence to box at a British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) hearing but can still work as a promoter in the sport.”

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BBC News, 24th September 2010

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Two men convicted over illegal sperm donor firm – The Independent

Posted September 20th, 2010 in assisted reproduction, embryology, licensing, news by sally

“Two men are facing jail after they were convicted yesterday of running an illegal fertility company that gave women access to sperm donors. Nigel Woodforth, 43, ran the operation from the basement of his home in Reading, Berkshire, with 49-year-old Ricky Gage. A jury at Southwark Crown Court, in south London, convicted both men of three counts each of providing sperm without a licence or third-party agreement.”

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The Independent, 18th September 2010

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Pair made £250,000 from illegal sperm donor service, court told – The Guardian

Posted September 14th, 2010 in assisted reproduction, embryology, licensing, news by sally

“Two businessmen earned £250,000 through an illegal fertility company providing women with access to sperm donors, a court heard today. In the first case of its kind, a jury was told that Nigel Woodforth, 43, ran the firm from the basement of his home in Reading, Berkshire, with 49-year-old Ricky Gage.”

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The Guardian, 13th September 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

All-day drink law was a mistake, says Sir Hugh Orde – BBC News

Posted August 2nd, 2010 in alcohol abuse, alcoholism, ASBOs, licensed premises, licensing, news by sally

“The 24-hour drink licensing laws were a ‘mistake’, Association of Chief Police Officers president Sir Hugh Orde says.”

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BBC News, 1st August 2010

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Overhauling the Licensing Act – Home Office

Posted July 30th, 2010 in consultations, legislation, licensing, press releases by sally

“Proposals for tough new measures to crack down on problem premises and give more powers for local communities were unveiled by the government today.”

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Home Office, 28th July 2010

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Regina (Raphael) v Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court and another – WLR Daily

Posted July 12th, 2010 in judicial review, law reports, licensing, statutory interpretation by sally

Regina (Raphael) v Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court and another [2010] EWHC 1502 (Admin); [2010] WLR (D) 178

“There was no reason to adopt a particularly narrow or restrictive approach to the construction of s 13 of the Interpretation Act 1978 by which statutory powers may be exercised at any time after the passing of an enabling Act in anticipation of the Act or any provision of it coming into force.”

WLR Daily, 9th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Police press home secretary to call time on late-night drinking laws – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2010 in alcohol abuse, licensed premises, licensing, news, police, violence by sally

“There was a high-pitched shriek; then the fight started. For several moments, the group of girls tore into each other before bouncers pulled them apart. Outside the 24-hour off-licence across the road, a crowd of lads cheered above a sound track of breaking bottles, swearing and heavy bass lines.”

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The Guardian, 20th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

UK’s gun laws are among the toughest in the world – The Independent

Posted June 3rd, 2010 in firearms, licensing, news by sally

“Britain is one of the most regulated countries in the world when it comes to owning guns.”

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The Independent, 3rd June 2010

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Judge calls for review of 24 hour licensing laws – Daily Telegraph

“A judge has called for a review of the 24 hour licensing laws after becoming exasperated at dealing with cases of drunken violence ‘on an almost daily basis’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 5th May 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Lap-dancing clubs may take cases to European court – The Guardian

Posted April 20th, 2010 in appeals, licensing, local government, news, sex establishments by sally

“Strip clubs could use the Human Rights Act to oppose legislation allowing councils greater freedom to turn down lap-dancing licence applications, venue owners say.”

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The Guardian, 19th April 2010

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Lap-dancing club rules change comes into force – BBC News

Posted April 6th, 2010 in licensing, local government, news, sex establishments by sally

“Lap-dancing clubs in England must apply to councils for a licence under new rules which have come into force.”

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BBC News, 6th April 2010

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Lord Neuberger calls for single appeals tribunal – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 25th, 2010 in appeals, licensing, news, tribunals by sally

“The master of the rolls has recommended that a single body should be responsible for hearing appeals brought by lawyers or legal businesses found to have breached licensing and ownership rules. Lord Neuberger said it is essential that common standards are applicable across the profession.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th March 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

New powers to crack down on lap-dancing clubs – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2010 in licensing, news, sex establishments by sally

“New powers to control lap-dancing clubs are being given to councils in England and Wales, the Home Office has said.”

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BBC News, 12th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Government proposes exemption of small venues from live music licence – The Guardian

Posted January 5th, 2010 in licensing, news by sally

“New consultation announced into removing the licensing requirements for concerts with less than 100 attendees.”

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The Guardian, 4th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk