February 2014 Archive

BULLETIN: Licensing law news, February 2014

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We may only be 2 months in to 2014, but this year has already seen numerous Consultations, High Court decisions and Government strategy documents that have the potential to significantly effect the licensing framework and those operating within the sector. More …

Shelfer test consigned to history

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The Supreme Court has signalled a departure from the strict application of the test in Shelfer v city of London Electric Lighting [1895] which has for more than a century been the leading case on the principles the court must take into account when deciding whether an injunction is an appropriate remedy. More …

Local alcohol action areas

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Twenty areas across England and Wales are being established as Local Alcohol Action Areas. More …

Cost of duty

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The Government has confirmed that, subject to parliamentary approval, the ban on selling alcohol below the cost of duty will come into force on 6 April 2014 as an additional mandatory condition. More …

High Court rules on procedural defects

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Clients may be interested to know that the High Court has recently ruled that relatively minor procedural defects in the application or enforcement process will not fatally undermine the proceedings as a whole. More …

BULLETIN: Pensions law news, February 2014

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The UK Pensions system is not working concludes the Financial Conduct Authority (the FCA) in a report published earlier this month. More …

Locally set fees - Home Office consultation

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The Home Office has launched a public consultation on the move from centrally-set to locally-set fees under the Licensing Act 2003. More …

Court of Appeal decision on the Game Station case

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In case you haven't seen it, the Court of Appeal today published its decision in relation to the Game Station case. More …

Same sex marriage regulations published

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The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 (Commencement No 2 and Transitional Provision) Order 2014 (the Order) was made on 15 January 2014. More …

Equalisation rumbles on in the Courts

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A recent case in the High Court Tadas Vaitkus and others v Dresser-Rand UK Ltd [2014] EWHC 170 (Ch) has considered what happens when a Definitive Deed and Rules containing unequal pension benefits is executed with retrospective effect, when equalisation had previously been brought into effect in line with the terms of the original interim deed. More …