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Get your TENs in

Get your TENs in

FollowFollowFollowFollow With Christmas and new year fast approaching, it is a busy and important time of year of the licensed trade. Make sure you get your TENs in on time. It may be that you will want to open later during the festive and new year period to maximise...
Protecting your business with a “shadow licence”

Protecting your business with a “shadow licence”

FollowFollowFollowFollow It is possible for a landlord of a licensed venue to protect their business interest with a “shadow licence”. The term “shadow licence” describes the situation where a premises licence is granted to one party (i.e. the landlord) in respect of...
Pubwatch Star Award for Bedfordshire Police Officer

Pubwatch Star Award for Bedfordshire Police Officer

FollowFollowFollowFollow The Pubwatch Star Award, sponsored by Licensing Defence Barristers, has been awarded to PC Rob Sparkes. Thanks to a project conceived by PC Rob Sparkes, offenders who have assaulted or abused people working in the night-time economy, such as...
Extended pub opening hours for 75th anniversary of VE Day?

Extended pub opening hours for 75th anniversary of VE Day?

FollowFollowFollowFollow The Home Secretary has announced plans to extend pub licensing hours across England and Wales to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day.  The consultation to follow shortly will seek views on proposals for pubs, clubs and bars...
Non-party costs in Licensing appeal hearings

Non-party costs in Licensing appeal hearings

FollowFollowFollowFollow The High Court has recently ruled that there is a power under the Licensing Act 2003 to order non-party costs. The cases involved a decision by Cornwall Council to revoke a premises licence held by a limited company whose sole share holder was...