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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.

Judge dismisses Prosecution of Uber Driver for Plying for Hire

Milton Keynes loses Appeal

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

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Court Bundles in Licensing Appeals need to be carefully put together

Preparation of Bundles

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

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

Workers’ rights: Uber appeal

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

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3 monkeys see nothing wrong with the Licensing Act

A Lost Opportunity

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

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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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