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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.

Uber Britannia Temporary licence

Uber Licence renewed

Uber Britannia operator’s licence renewed for 6 months only. Outstanding issues to be resolved. TfL/Uber appeal.

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DCMS as a 2017 King Canute

DCMS Gambling Review

A Modern King Canute? The DCMS hopes to stem the tide of problem gambling.

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Cheating. Man with card up his sleeve. Dishonesty

Cheating and Dishonesty

The Supreme Court has ruled that dishonesty is not a necessary ingredient of Cheating.

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Binge Drinking. Minimum unit Price.

Minimum Pricing

The Welsh government has announced a new Bill which will introduce a minimum price for the sale of alcohol in Wales.

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FOBT. This is a signpost pointing tFOBTs are a hybrid of fruit machines and roulette. They are said to be very addictive.

ResPublica Report

A Respublica report urges the maximum stake on FOBTs in betting shops to be reduced from £100 to £2 per spin

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Knowsley Judicial Review Granted

Knowsley Judicial Review

The High Court has given permission for Delta’s judicial review of Knowsley Council to proceed.

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Lawyers spin their websites like spiders

Spinning a Website

Slick websites and SEO tricks soon defeat their own purpose, being universally untrusted and ignored.

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Derelict pub. Unused licence. A premises licence is just a piece of paper.

Unused Licence

An unused licence is “just a piece of paper”. No automatic right to grant of a new licence on surrender of the old.

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The Promotion of Health

A licensing regime that fails to take account of proven alcohol-related health issues borders on the irresponsible.

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Jargon in Licensing gets in the wat of good decision making. "Positive partnerships" "Stakeholders"

Licensing Jargon

The preoccupation with jargon takes our eyes off the need to address real problems, occurring week after week.

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