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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.

Uber Rival told not to operate: was was licence revoked?

Uber rival question mark

The TfL Press Release is silent on the intriguing disappearance of Taxify’s operating licence

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Cultural diversity. An engraving of Garrick. He might be saying "no women in this club".

Selective Diversity

What is so unacceptable about same-sex clubs? Are their members not allowed-in to the cultural diversity celebrations?

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Good regulation is being hampered by unnecessary bureaucracy

“Light Touch Bureaucracy”?

“The Heavy Hand of Light-Touch Bureaucracy” . A paper for Sheffield University, October 2016

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Suspension of PHV Licence

The High Court has given important guidance as to the exercise of the power to suspend a PHV driver’s licence.

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As a licensing lawyer, Gerald Gouriet QC represents the owners of bars, pubs and clubs

Residents’ Associations

A common misapprehension is that a good point is made stronger by repetition: it is not – it is weakened.

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Anti-social behaviour

Experiments on mice point to a cure for drugs and binge-drinking tendencies in human beings.

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

Pinsent Masons (Archived)

The Gambling Commission impose stricter conditions by which betting shops are entitled to make FOBTs available.

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