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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.

Changes to Theatre Licensing 2021

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The Theatres Act 1968 was repealed on the 27 January 2021. The Act, which provided a mandatory licensing regime for premises used for the public performance of plays, has not been replaced with new legislation. Rather, due to an amendment of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, a local authority can chose to license theatres under its public entertainment licensing regime – theatres were previously excluded as a place of public entertainment within the 1982 Act.



 All information contain within this update is accurate at the time of publication. During these unprecedented times where the situation is constantly changing at pace it is vital that you take expert advice where necessary. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss any issues covered in these updates further. The Hill Brown Licensing Team and the wider team at Miller Samuel Hill Brown remain committed to providing the fullest possible service for the trade at this extremely challenging time.

When Insolvency Law and Licensing Law Intertwine: a look at how Insolvency can affect a premises licence

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In the current climate, we know that many businesses in the hospitality, retail and leisure industry are facing financial difficulties and unfortunately for some it may lead to insolvency. It is important for all businesses and individuals which may face insolvency to be aware of the direct impact this can have on their premises licence if they hold one

Licensing during an unprecedented crisis

Jack Cummins, licensing expert from Miller Samuel Hill Brown and SLLP discusses licensing during an unprecedented crisis. In a new topical discussion with Hey Legal, he answers the following: