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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.

Preparation of Bundles

By Gerald Gouriet
Court Bundles in Licensing Appeals need to be carefully put together

The Court Bundle can make the difference between winning or losing a borderline case.

Workers’ rights: Uber appeal

By Gerald Gouriet
Graffiti of Workers Rights on wall. Uber are trying to avoid paying the minimum wager to their drivers.

Employment Appeal Tribunal rules that Uber must give minimum rights to workers.

A Lost Opportunity

By Gerald Gouriet
3 monkeys see nothing wrong with the Licensing Act

The Government Response to the House of Lords Select Committee report on the Licensing Act 2003 is a lost opportunity.

Uber Licence renewed

By Gerald Gouriet
Uber Britannia Temporary licence

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

DCMS Gambling Review

By Gerald Gouriet QC
DCMS as a 2017 King Canute

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

Cheating and Dishonesty

By Gerald Gouriet QC
Cheating. Man with card up his sleeve. Dishonesty

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

Minimum Pricing

By Gerald Gouriet QC
Binge Drinking. Minimum unit Price.

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

ResPublica Report

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

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

Knowsley Judicial Review

By Gerald Gouriet QC
Knowsley Judicial Review Granted

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

Spinning a Website

By Gerald Gouriet QC
Lawyers spin their websites like spiders

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