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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Personal Licence Renewals: A Rollercoaster Ride

Personal Licence renewals

In a recent blog we flagged concerns that applications to renew over 50,000 personal licences threatened to swamp Licensing Boards’ resources - a tsunami that could wash away thousands of licences and result in business closures.

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Costly Policies? Belfast woman wins £2,000 against concert security staff in diabetes discrimination case

A diabetic Belfast woman has been awarded £2,000 compensation after security staff at a concert confiscated her bottle of fizzy juice. Kayla Hanna, who was 18 at the time of the incident, was carrying Lucozade to provide glucose in the event that her blood sugar levels dropped. However, staff employed at a Red Hot Chilli Peppers concert in Belfast in 2016 confiscated this from her, despite her showing them her diabetes tattoos and insulin pack.

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Personal Licences: The Looming Meltdown

An estimated 50,000 - 60,000 personal licences issued under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 (“the 2005 Act”) require to be renewed no later than 31 August next year. That deadline may seem comfortably far away. But licensing lawyers, trainers and Licensing Board clerks are already predicting a meltdown that could lead to business closures throughout the country.

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The Big Licensing Conference 2018

Audrey Junner and Jack Cummins will be contributing to The Big Licensing Conference 2018 on Friday 1st June in Glasgow. For more details and to purchase tickets, please click here.

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