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Priority Court Matters: "What Will Happen To My Police Matter Now Courts Are Restricted?"

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The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is being given advice as to how to keep the Court Service running during the effects of Covid 19. The worry being, that unnecessary Prosecutions at this time may overload a restricted Court. '...

Business Closure Enforcement

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Social Media has become full of posts about Covid 19. Some show human kindness and make light of a particularly low and strange time for the Economy. Other posts start a social war of opinion. One of the common themes is the implementations of the...

Police Powers During Coronavirus: What You Need To Know

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The College of Policing has issued guidance to the Police Force in order to respond to Covid 19. The guidance splits the regulations into (1)Individuals, affecting movement and gatherings and (2) Premises and Business These powers relate to England and...

MOT's Extended By 6 Months

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Vehicles due an MOT test on or after 30 March will automatically be granted six-month extensions in order to limit visits to testing centres during the coronavirus epidemic, the Department of Transport (DfT) has announced. The Government have...

Pub Takeaway's During Coronavirus: The Legal Side

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Now that Pubs, restaurants, bars and clubs are now closed under Government advice many have faced the dilemma of offering a takeaway service. On 17th March the Government granted authority for pubs and restaurants to operate as a hot food takeaway during...

Should a Car Wash be Licensed?

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Licensing is a vast subject, and one that most only associate with the sale of alcohol or gambling. Most of us pay a visit to the local car wash each week to have our cars cleaned; businesses provide a conveyer belt service of immaculately washed cars...

Weatherspoons Introduce A Two Drink Limit On Those With Children

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Parents were being told that if they visited a JD Wetherspoon pub with children they were restricted to two alcoholic drinks only. JD Wetherspoon who have 683 pubs across the UK said the policy was to limit the amount of time children were on the premises....

Christmas Rush: Licensing Advice For Premises

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Christmas, is office party time, which inevitably will involve alcohol. Therefore, it will be the premises and staffs responsibility to ensure you comply with the laws in accommodating your local office party. Excessive drinking is a problem at this time of...

The High Court: Non Party Costs

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The High Court has rules that non-party costs orders can be issued under the Licensing Act but rules of natural justice must apply. In the case of Aldemir v Cornwall Council [2019] EWHC 2407 (Admin) Mr Justice Swift considered the question of whether...

U18 Gambling in Pubs: Tougher Action Required

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The Gambling Commission has called for pub industry to take better action to prevent under 18s accessing gaming machines in pubs. This follows a review of pubs in England and Wales that has shown that 84% of them are failing to prevent under...

Oldham Nightclub Loses Licence

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The owner of Vibez 924 in Oldham has lost his appeal to have the premises licence re-instated following a three-day court hearing. Oldham's Licensing Panel originally revoked the licence in February after following a request for review by the police. ...

TFL Ban Uber: What Now?

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London's transport authority told Uber it would not extend its licence to operate in the London. Uber have indicated that they will appeal the decision made by Transport for London. London's Transport Agency first revoked Uber's Private Hire...

Alcohol sales in airports

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Alcohol sale is a multi-million pound business. Drinking and socialising is usually associated with having a good time and we tend to drink more when we are celebrating. However, morning drinking in airports, is facing a ban. An early morning drink in UK...

Throwing a Christmas Fair? When do you need a Temporary Licence?

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You’ll be pleased to hear you can host a ton of activities without needing an official licence. However, for your peace of mind, we've broken down exactly what you need to know so even if you are doing a ‘one-off’ event, you won’t...