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 Fined £6m

By Gerald Gouriet
William Hill breach Money Laundering Regulations

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

New Gambling Guidance

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

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

Knowsley Policy Unlawful

By Gerald Gouriet QC
Knowsley policy unlawful

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

24 hour fish & chips

By Gerald Gouriet QC
Cardiff City Centre refuses 24 hour fish and chip shop

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

Casinos: Money Laundering

By Gerald Gouriet QC
Gabmling Commission crackdown on online casinos and money laundering

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

Airside Alcohol Sales

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

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

NHS Drunk Tanks

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

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

Uber Model is Unlawful

By Gerald Gouriet
Uber gave False and misleading answers to TfL

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

Cumulative Impact for IOL

By Gerald Gouriet
Consolidated Cumulative Impact Talk

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

Milton Keynes loses Appeal

By Gerald Gouriet
Judge dismisses Prosecution of Uber Driver for Plying for Hire

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