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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.
Most people will have come across the tantalizing words ‘Bottomless Boozy Brunch’ at some point in their dining out lives. But in Scotland these words amount to nothing more than a catchy marketing ploy as no ‘bottomless’ brunch can be truly unlimite
Short-term property lets (STLs): a boon for the hospitality trade but a blight on communities? A gravy train that looks set to be derailed?Property owners have a number of enticements to enter the market. STLs are an attractive alternative to long-te
Operators in the licensed trade have recently been receiving letters from the Motion Picture Licensing Company Ltd (MPLC) seeking licensing fees for showing film (including television programmes) in public places – i.e. a hotel bar with BBC One on.Th
In our October newsletter, we mentioned that Christmas was approaching (it gets sooner every year…!) and how the licensed trade could take advantage of the increased footfall the festive period brings with it.Following on from that we look now at the
  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 is
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 t
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