Private eyes slam licensing scheme – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 19th, 2007 in licensing, news, private investigators by sally

“Top corporate sleuths working in Britain are at loggerheads with the Government over its plans to introduce a cumbersome licensing scheme that they believe will hamper inquiries, raise costs and potentially endanger investigators.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th October 2007

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Brown “may reverse drinking laws” – BBC News

Posted September 25th, 2007 in licensed premises, licensing, news by sally

“Gordon Brown has said he could overturn the recent law allowing pubs in England and Wales to open 24 hours a day.”

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BBC News, 24th September 2007

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Regina (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection) v Secretary of State for the Home Department – Times Law Reports

Posted August 28th, 2007 in animals, experiments, law reports, licensing, vivisection by sally

Death not ‘adverse effect’

Regina (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection) v Secretary of State for the Home Department

Queen’s Bench Division

“The death of an animal used in a regulated procedure for scientific experimentation was not an adverse effect which needed to be taken into account when deciding whether to grant a licence for such experiments. Rather, the statutory scheme governing such licences was concerned with the pain and suffering which animals might experience before death.”

The Times, 27th August 2007

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Alcohol law ‘trebles’ A&E visits – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, hospitals, licensed premises, licensing, news by sally

“The introduction of 24-hour drinking laws may have trebled alcohol-related admissions to A&E departments in inner city areas at night, researchers say.”

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BBC News, 18th July 2007

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Musicians ‘silenced by petty laws’ – The Times

Posted July 4th, 2007 in licensing, news by sally

“Red tape introduced in the 2003 Licensing Act is stifling small-scale gigs and performances, a report commissioned by ministers has found.”

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The Times, 4th July 2007

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Belfast City Council v. Miss Behavin’ Ltd. – WLR Daily

Posted May 23rd, 2007 in law reports, licensing by sally

Belfast City Council v. Miss Behavin’ Ltd. [2007] UKHL 19 

“A licensing authority, in refusing an application for a sex establishment licence, had been entitled to take objections and representations made after the expiry of the prescribed 28-day period into account. Where it had acted fairly and properly exercised its powers its decision was not vitiated by failure to refer specifically to the applicant’s Convention rights.”

WLR Daily, 25th April 2007

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.

Belfast City Council v. Miss Behavin’ Ltd. – Times Law Reports

Posted May 1st, 2007 in law reports, licensing by sally

Sex shop objections can be considered out of time

Belfast City Council v. Miss Behavin’ Ltd.

House of Lords 

“In refusing an application for a sex shop licence, a local authority was entitled to take into account objections to the application received after the expiry of the prescribed period.”

The Times, 1st May 2007

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