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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.

Licensing & Festive Extensions


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The dark nights are drawing in and the clocks go back at the end of this month… it can mean only one thing: it is almost Christmas time once again! But what does this time of year mean for the licensed trade?

This year’s Chambers and Legal 500 rankings are out…


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We are delighted that our Licensing team has been recognised, once again, as Tier 1 in The Legal 500 and Band 1 in the Chambers Guide for 2020. The highest rankings available.

Age Verification Update

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A recent report by Serve Legal, the ID checking company, raised fears that "Challenge 25" isn't been operated properly by a significant number of on-trade operators. According to their survey, in the course of 668 visits around a third of their agents - aged 18 or 19 - were able to make an alcohol purchase.

Occasional Licences – Should there be limits?

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