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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.

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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Minimum Unit Pricing – will it affect you?

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the press lately you will be aware that Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) is to come into effect in Scotland on 1st May this year. This has been a long time coming, having first been tabled over ten years ago. A legal challenge by the Scotch Whisky Association, which argued that the 2011 Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Bill breached EU trade rules, dragged things out further, resulting in nearly five years’ of litigation. Last year, however, Supreme Court judges unanimously decided that MUP did not breach European law, giving the green light for the measure to finally be implemented.

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Legal Responsibilities for Personal Licensing

A restaurant owner caught hosting a lock-in for an Old Firm match has recently had his alcohol licence revoked, sparking a conversation about legal responsibilities for personal licensing. The following scenarios have been posed to us on previous occasions where there is uncertainty on what is within the law so we thought that we would share this with you.

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Work is Good for us: A New Twist on Public Health

West Dunbartonshire Licensing Board’s overprovision policy for the period from 2013 -2016 - essentially a development of their policy for the preceding three-year period - identified a locality, comprising 17 sub-localities, considered to be “overprovided” with:

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