Two weeks ago the Granite City ushered in a change which will come to mean that its pubs benefit from the longest hours in Scotland. The 2018-2023 Policy Statement of the Aberdeen City Licensing Board was approved on Tuesday which affords all on-sales licensed premises within the city centre a 3am terminal hour on Fridays and Saturdays and 2am on all other days, removing the previous requirement for significant entertainment. No longer will there be lengthy debates about whether a juggler or solo saxophonist cross the threshold of entertainment!
We are delighted to have been ranked again as Tier 1 in The Legal 500 (Licensing) and Band 1 in the 2018 Chambers Guide.
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 real risk that Licensing Boards could be swamped by a deluge of applications.