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We do not just provide legal advice but place it in the context of the client's business and assess the risks to assist their decision making.
The Regulatory Risk and Compliance team also has the expertise to deal with any criminal investigation in the context of running a licensed premises, including noise abatement.
Our Licensing lawyers advise and act for leisure and retail clients throughout the UK, notably:
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The Supreme Court delivered a unanimous judgement confirming that the legislation [Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012] proposed by the Scottish Government to introduce a minimum price of selling alcohol at 50p per unit.
On 1st June the ECJ heard arguments on Hemming, the leading case on licensing fees.
Licensing hours will be automatically extended on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th June until 1am to celebrate the Queen's birthday.
A pub landlord was being sued by Football Association Premier League Limited for copyright infringement for using a IPTV box. Here is what happened next.
A night club owner has been sentenced to three months imprisonment on a suspended sentence, in addition to payment of £5,177 damages to the claimant and £17,000 in costs, for playing sound recordings in public without a licence in contempt of court.
In October this year the High Court found the designated premises supervisor of a nightclub in Essex personally liable for authorising and procuring acts infringing copyright as a result of the unlicensed playing of sound recordings.
Liverpool licensees will be aware by now that a late night levy comes into force on 1st April 2017. If your premises licence authorises the sale of alcohol any time between midnight and 6.00am you may be liable to pay up to £4440 a year ..
The House of Lords Select Committee on the Licensing Act 2003 continues to hear evidence, today from representatives of residents' associations. The Committee's remit is to consider the Licensing Act 2003
Blake Morgan were very proud to act for the National Eisteddfod in assisting them with the grant of a premises licence for the event which took place over the last 2 weeks.