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Miller Samuel Hill Brown Solicitors Blog

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.
In recent months the run-up to the first round of personal licence renewals has whipped up an unprecedented storm in the licensing world: an application window that could prove to be too short, no safety net even for those who apply on time and a rea
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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 1 st May this year. This has been a long time coming, having first been tabled over ten years ago. A legal chall
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 o
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 “overpro
Audrey Junner and Jack Cummins will be contributing to The Big Licensing Conference 2017 on Friday 2nd June in Glasgow. For more details and to purchase tickets, please click here.  
In recent times we have seen the introduction of plain packaging, covered kiosks for tobacco products, restrictions on promotions and the ban of 10 packs but the control on the sale of nicotine in all forms will be tightened even further as of tomorr
Due to expansion of our specialist licensing team we have an exciting opportunity for a solicitor to be based in our Glasgow Offices. All levels of experience from newly qualified to partner will be considered. The ideal candidate will have some
A radical change in the licensing landscape or just a different view? There has been some interest over recent weeks surrounding applications for premises licences made by Amazon for their distribution centres in Gourock and Dunfermline. Both of thes