Miscellaneous posts by a licensing lawyer
Various articles covering all areas of licensing law and practice. Entirely personal commentaries about recent licensing news, alcohol & entertainment licensing, betting, gambling, the licensing of sex establishments (lap dancing clubs), taxis, PHVs - as well as miscellaneous topics such as cultural diversity, gentlemen's clubs, website tactics, and the battle between London's black cabs and Uber.
A Gambling Commission investigation has revealed that William Hill breached anti-money laundering regulations.
Identifying problem gamblers, interacting with them, and evaluating the outcomes of interaction.
A policy requiring PHV Drivers to work “predominantly” in the Knowsley area has been quashed by the High Court
Cardiff City Centre. Proper application of cumulative impact policy. Adverse impact occurring away from premises.
The Gambling Commission has written to all online casino operators expressing concerns about anti-money laundering.
Déjà vu. The Home Office has been considering the anomalous exemption of ‘airside’ bars at airports for some years.
The continuing problems of excess alcohol consumption are hard to dissociate from excess provision.
Transport for London release full reasons for refusing to renew Uber’s London licence.
Are Cumulative Impact Policies “more honour’d in the breach than in the observance”?
“A naked usurpation of the legislative function under the thin disguise of interpretation” ?