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.
Is the ‘fit and proper person’ test a relevant consideration in decisions made under the licensing Act 2003?
The black market is relatively easy for people to access who are actively trying to find illegal operators online
“High Stakes: Gambling Reform for the Digital Age”. Never have so many waited so long for so little
“Three years, six ministers and one white paper”. The Racing Post reminds us how long we have had to wait for it.
The Gambling Act 2005 protects commercial lottery promoters who offer a ‘choice of a free entry’
There is no power to adjourn a summary review decision beyond 28 days from application. There should be.
A licensee who applies to renew his licence before expiry can keep working pending determination of his application.
The harm done by problem gambling does not stay with the gambler: it has a wide reach.