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.
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.
It is possible for a landlord of a licensed venue to protect their business interest with a “shadow licence”.
The Pubwatch Star Award, sponsored by Licensing Defence Barristers, has been awarded to PC Rob Sparkes.
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 cost of an alcoholic drink is Wales will soon become more expensive as the country seeks to adopt a Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for alcohol.
The High Court has recently ruled that there is a power under the Licensing Act 2003 to order non-party costs.
Bottomless brunches and other meal deals have become popular. However, licensees must be careful not to breach the conditions on their licence when offering these promotions.
Licensing Defence Barrister’s Stephen McCaffrey secures removal of onerous premises licence conditions for new bar in Eastbourne.
Two National Pubwatch Star Awards sponsored by Licensing Defence Barristers have been awarded to Tony Garwood Chair of Otley Pubwatch and Mick Waters from Leeds City Council.
The 2019 Rugby World Cup is just around the corner. What do you need to do to make sure you have your licensing arrangements in order?
If you want to put on what’s known as regulated entertainment, you would normally need a premises licence or a temporary events notice. Not always however.
The number of High Court cases involving illegal streaming and music rights in pubs and bars should send a clear message to licensees.
During National Licensing Week 2019, we want to thank our clients and licensees around the country for playing their part in promoting the importance of licensing.