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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.

Non-compliance with Statutory Procedure

Procedural non-compliance

Non-compliance with statutory procedure did not prevent an application to licence a music festival being granted

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Iconic London Taxis are under threat from Uber

Taxi Driver’s Licences

A licensee who applies to renew his licence before expiry can keep working pending determination of his application.

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Problem Gambling, Problem Gambler sitting at FOBT machine

Victims of Problem Gambling

The harm done by problem gambling does not stay with the gambler: it has a wide reach.

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Doctored Evidence, Impeachment, Deliberate or error?

Doctored Evidence?

It has been claimed that the Impeachment Managers doctored the evidence against President Trump.

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This is a roulette wheel. FOBTs allow roulette to be played in betting shops

Review of Gambling Act

A review of the Gambling Act 2005 is to be welcomed. But the scope of it is too narrow.

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Impeachment, President Trump, 25th Amendment

Impeachment or 25th?

Impeachment or 25th Amendment? An outsider’s look at the constitutional crisis in the USA.

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Amended Regulations

Coronavirus Regulations

The so-called ‘loophole’ for social clubs has been closed. Alcohol may only be served as part of a table meal.

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Non essential goods

Non-essential Guidance?

Liberty and the rule of law are surely worth something even in the face of a pandemic.

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non-essential goods

Covid-9 Restrictions Wales

It is perfectly lawful for supermarkets in Wales to display on their shelves birthday cards and other ‘non -essential’ items.

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Non-essential goods

Coronavirus Wales

It is perfectly lawful for supermarkets in Wales to display on their shelves birthday cards and other ‘non -essential’ items.

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