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 Britannia operator’s licence renewed for 6 months only. Outstanding issues to be resolved. TfL/Uber appeal.
A Modern King Canute? The DCMS hopes to stem the tide of problem gambling.
The Supreme Court has ruled that dishonesty is not a necessary ingredient of Cheating.
The Welsh government has announced a new Bill which will introduce a minimum price for the sale of alcohol in Wales.
A Respublica report urges the maximum stake on FOBTs in betting shops to be reduced from £100 to £2 per spin
The High Court has given permission for Delta’s judicial review of Knowsley Council to proceed.
Slick websites and SEO tricks soon defeat their own purpose, being universally untrusted and ignored.
An unused licence is “just a piece of paper”. No automatic right to grant of a new licence on surrender of the old.
A licensing regime that fails to take account of proven alcohol-related health issues borders on the irresponsible.
The preoccupation with jargon takes our eyes off the need to address real problems, occurring week after week.