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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 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?
  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.
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 agent
  Someone operating an existing licensed business has probably had very little reason to encounter an occasional licence but for those running events or launching new businesses they can be a vital part of the enterprise. An occasional licence i
Partner, and head of department, Audrey Junner has recently been accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Liquor Licensing Law. The Specialist Accreditation scheme recognises solicitors who have developed expert knowledge in their
In our first blog  looking at personal licence renewals we predicted a meltdown. Six months have now passed and there is at least a little good news. The Scottish Government reckons that around 25,000 licences are due to expire on 31 August 2019
  Running your own business as a street trader can be a far more complicated affair than the average person would think. Aside from the usual challenges that a business owner will face, you will need to apply for a street trader’s licence under
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-sale
We are delighted to have been ranked again as Tier 1 in The Legal 500 (Licensing) and Band 1 in the 2018 Chambers Guide. For 29 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive res
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.