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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.

William Hill breach Money Laundering Regulations

William Hill Fined £6m

A Gambling Commission investigation has revealed that William Hill breached anti-money laundering regulations.

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Customer Interaction Guidance - over long: there were only 10 commandments

New Gambling Guidance

Identifying problem gamblers, interacting with them, and evaluating the outcomes of interaction.

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Knowsley policy unlawful

Knowsley Policy Unlawful

A policy requiring PHV Drivers to work “predominantly” in the  Knowsley area has been quashed by the High Court

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Cardiff City Centre refuses 24 hour fish and chip shop

24 hour fish & chips

Cardiff City Centre. Proper application of cumulative impact policy. Adverse impact occurring away from premises.

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Gabmling Commission crackdown on online casinos and money laundering

Casinos: Money Laundering

The Gambling Commission has written to all online casino operators expressing concerns about anti-money laundering.

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Airside Alcohol Sales - The sale of alcohol "airside" at airports is unregulated by the Licensing Act 2003

Airside Alcohol Sales

Déjà vu. The Home Office has been considering the anomalous exemption of ‘airside’ bars at airports for some years.

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NHS to introduce "Drunk Tanks". Late Night Levy should fund this.

NHS Drunk Tanks

The continuing problems of excess alcohol consumption are hard to dissociate from excess provision.

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Uber gave False and misleading answers to TfL

Uber Model is Unlawful

Transport for London release full reasons for refusing to renew Uber’s London licence.

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Consolidated Cumulative Impact Talk

Cumulative Impact for IOL

Are Cumulative Impact Policies “more honour’d in the breach than in the observance”?

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Judge dismisses Prosecution of Uber Driver for Plying for Hire

Milton Keynes loses Appeal

“A naked usurpation of the legislative function under the thin disguise of interpretation” ?

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