Licensing Defence Barristers Blog
Our Licensing Defence Barristers routinely work in all areas of licensing law including personal licenses, premises licences, application for designates premises supervisors (DPS), construction of operating schedules, advising on conditions, dealing with representations from all relevant parties, variation of premises licence, reviews of premises licence and transfer of premises licence, club premises certificates, closure orders, temporary event notices and all aspect of investigation and interview relating to potential prosecutions. Our blog aims to add further detail to the services we offer in these areas of service.
Following the publication of the new Business and Planning Act, the issue of smoking in shared space has arisen. What are the options for pubs, cafes and restaurants?
From today, Wearing of Face Coverings in a Relevant Place Regulations 2020 comes into force mandating the wearing of face coverings in certain places.
From today, you can apply for a pavement licence to trade outside and off-sales are automatically added to all premises licences.
Local authorities have been given new statutory powers to impose local restrictions affecting licensed premise and outdoor events. How does this affect your premises licence?
Managing queues outside your licensed venue can be a constant challenge. Where does your responsibility begin and end?
The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued guidance for pubs, bars, restaurants etc. on how to collect customer’s details for track and trace.
The official Covid secure guidance for pubs, bars, restaurants etc. includes advice on managing capacities and crowding in your venue.
The guidance for Covid secure pubs and bars include advice on entertainment and making sure customers do not need to shout.
The Government’s covid secure guidance asks premises licence holders to take and keep a record of their customers details. Here is what you need to know.
The new Business and Planning Bill is set to make getting a pavement licence much easier and give you automatic off sales entitlement.
Working safely during coronavirus: Restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services guidance issued.
The next phase of lockdown easing will be important for the licensed trade. Licence holders will need to consider appropriate premises licence changes.
Ministers are considering a ‘blanket permission’ for restaurants and cafes to make use of public squares for stalls.
During this very challenging time for the leisure sector, we look at licensing fees, your rights and obligations.
As licensed venues continue to struggle with enforced closures, the PPL/PRS has become the latest regulator to offer its support to the sector.
The advice published today has confirmed that “off-licenses and licensed shops selling alcohol, including those within breweries” can remain open.
We have complied a list frequently asked questions for premise licence holders who may have questions about some of the legal implications connected with the outbreak.
The cost of alcohol is set to rise in Wales as the Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Act 2018 is set to come into force.
The Government will consult on relaxing licensing hours to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan (VJ) Day.
The PASS card scheme is operated by a Community Interest Company providing accreditation to suppliers of Proof of Age Cards in the UK. PASS is consulting on digital proof of age.
The Government has confirmed a national extension of licensing hours for pubs to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day.
The Pubwatch Star Award, sponsored by Licensing Defence Barristers, has been presented to Pauline Cullen and Jason Fisher of Whitehaven Pubwatch.
The Chancellor announced new business rate cuts for 18,000 pubs across the UK.
The number of small pubs and bars in the UK has increased for the first time in more than 15 years.
Fines for certain Licensing Act offences are at an all time low. Is compliance in licensed venues at an all-time high?
The cost of lodging an appeal against a decision of a licensing authority has come down.
What are the powers available to the police to close licensed premises and your right to compensation for loss of income resulting from the closure?
The Met Police’s Counter Terrorism Unit has issued comprehensive security advice that applies also to licensed venues.
Cumbria Pubwatch receive Pubwatch Star Awards sponsored by Licensing Defence Barristers.
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.