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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 Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 sets out that Licensing Boards are required to publish their licensing policy every five years and the process usually takes place in the months following the Local Government elections. The purpose of this policy is
The Scottish Government have launched a consultation on permitted development rights in relation to planning law. Amongst other things they are seeking views on permitted development rights for pavement seating adjacent to hospitality premises. Pre-p
April’s #NationalPetMonth celebrates our much loved companions and raises awareness of responsible ownership across the UK. Many of us at MSHB have a furry friend at home (sometimes they even pop into the office!) so this is a cause close to our hear
On Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd of June the UK will enjoy a four-day bank holiday weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Being the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, major national celebrations are likely to be held acr
Update as at 10th May 2022 - The proposed legislation discussed in the following article (originally published in March 2022) has now been scrapped following its omission from the 2022 Queen's Speech. Over the past two years, the UK Government has in
What is a Premises Licence? The Premises Licence itself authorises a premises to sell alcohol. It includes an Operating Plan, which sets out how alcohol can be sold on the premises and the other activities which can be carried out on the premises. A
The business impact of the pandemic has been felt across all sectors, but none more so than hospitality. Unfortunately over the last few months, particularly with the end of the furlough scheme, we have seen a number of operators fall into serious fi
As 30,000 delegates descend on Glasgow our hospitality sector clients are hopefully in for a much needed boost in trade after an incredibly challenging period. In recognition of the event and in support of the trade the Glasgow Licensing Board, have
“New legislation protects Scottish shop staff from customer abuse.” That headline on the BBC’s website is typical of the skewed media slant on the Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods and Services) (Scotland) Act 2021 which cam
Later this month, subject to Parliamentary approval, vaccine certification will be required for admission to: nightclubs and adult entertainment venues;unseated indoor live events, with more than 500 people in the audience;unseated outdoor live event
 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 hesita
Most of Scotland is now in Level 1 or 2, meaning that up to 8 (Level 2) or 12 (Level 1) people from separate households can meet outdoors at hospitality venues. With this in mind, and summer in full swing, outdoor drinking areas are more important to
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